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VOL. XXXVII. No. 5. 




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Audience at "At the Ball 9 * Not In- 
terested in Anything Else at 
Opening Here. 


The one redeeming feature of "At the Ball," 
at the American Music Hall, is T. Roy Barnes. 
George M. Cohan has overlooked a handsome 
wager in not writing a farce around him. For 
T. Roy Barnes is the only handsome comic 
on the native stage. He can look Adonis and 
play like a lamented Peter F. Dailey. He is 
a beautiful guy made for the clowning of 
master wits. 

See him in the final act, clad as a harle- 
quin, whited in sculptural loveliness, but all 
the time funning even as a Foy would do, 
and you will see what Harry Dixey was in 
the gloat of his youth. 

The beauty-comic is rare enough to be one 
in a generation. It is in history that one 
evening during a vaudeville, Mr. Barnes 
espied Mr. Hammond belatedly reclining into 
an aisle seat and cried: "John Bunny, make 
yourself welcome I" 


Now, Percy Hammond is a vindictive critic, 
as Authors J. M. Patterson and William 
Shakespeare and Actors Ethel Barrymore and 
Ann Murdock will attest, and it is only his 
vocabulary that keeps him out of jail. 

And when he was thus Bunnied to his very 
face he began to dig from the deeps of his 
mental thesaurus synonyms for imprecations 
for T. Roy Barnes. But in two mtnutes Mr. 
Barnes, with his utterly own jokes and stage 
business, had verified the insult by exhibit- 
ing the critic in a state of muscleless laugh- 
ter before an audience of 1,987. Fuller details 
are in the possession of Professor J. Brander 

Brother Brander, by the way. might have 
written "At the Ball/ But he didn't. Philip 
Bartholomae and Alice Gerstenberg did. 


But by no possible pull of the imagination 
could the professor have cast T. Roy Barnes 
for the valet hero. Somebody who is won- 
derfully lucky did that. Mr. Barnes has a 
part that makes Hamlet's read like Mercu- 
tio's for length. Almost the whole enterprise 
is a swift succession of sudden Barnes. He 
is all over the shop and under the subway 
beside the orchestra rail, where come and 
go the numerous personages. No tired busi- 
ness man ever worked so nsrd as Mr. Barnes 
does to relieve that fatigue of platitude. 

Last night's audience could see nothing but 



That extremely handsome man, T. Roy 
Barnes, comes up smiling with his pulchritude 
unchallenged and his comedy nerve un- 
abashed. He is a very likable sort of a 
comedian, with a good voice, an irresistible 
sense of harmless fun and lots of wit and 
humor of his own. "Nobody Home" was his 
best song. But he pervades the show like a 
stresk of chain lightning. 



I wish, however, to reiterate mv admiration 
for the antic proceedings of Mr. T. Roy 
Barnes, who strides like a Gulliver through 
the Lilliputian fable of "At the Ball." Mr. 
Barnes is two years ahead of his time. He 
is one of the best of the musical comedy 
iconoclasts, kicking over the waxen tenor, 
who, astride the cafe table, bays at the moon- 
light and his lady love. He is a musical come- 
dian with a sense of humor; he can be clown 
and hero at one and the same time. And he 
saves "At the Ball" for those who have 
reached their sophomore year in musical 



At the Ball 


For Full Particular, See TOMMY GRAY 



The show brings back to this community 
T. Rov Barnes, the best "fly" comedian for 
lyric frivol that has come to our stage since 
Richard Carle made his arrival. He is help- 
less in the hands of the librettists, but he 
has success with his own material. 


T. Roy Barnes, the nervous and eager 
young comedian who put life into "The Red 
Canary," did his best for me, and aroused a 
smile as often as his role permitted. Mr. 
H.irnes harks back to his vaudeville career 
in the second act and delivers a song and 
specialty called "Nobody Home." 

CAN," DEC 26. 

Coaxing a warm hand from a cold house is 
like teaching an old dog new tricks. But 
that's just what "At the Ball" did when it 
opened at the American Music Hall yesterday 

Philip Bartholomae and Miss Alice Ger- 
stenberg have taken the aame old ingredients 
—social climber mamma, fortune hunting 
Duke, bold and comic hero— adding the pretty 
lyrics of Silvio Hein and have produced quite 

a delectable piece of musical comedy 'pie. 
T. Roy Barnes served it piping hot on Christ- 
mas Day and gave a amall but most appre- 

ciative audience two hours and fifty-five min- 
utes of unadulterated merriment. 


T. Roy Barnes, who said his father wanted 
him to be a great general like Von Kluck, 
but he couldn't go to war and slsughter men 
because he was a lady killer, may not be the 
whole show, but he is a goodly part of it. 
with his ever winning smile and comical 

He is stranded in Europe when the war 
breaks out and serves as valet to a Duke aa 
a means of getting back to America, where 
he falls in love with pretty, blonde Olga 
Cook as Daisy Hollister, heiress, of course. 
In fact, he falls so hopelessly in love with 
her at first sight— any one might— that he 
frankly admits "she can put her automo- 
bile in my garage just any old time she wants 
to build it." But, of course, Mr. Barnes 
realizes that he cannot win her heart and 
purse in his lowly position as valet, so he in 
turn sends the Duke to Washington and has 
him thrown into the Hudson (yes, the scene 
is in New York), and becomes the Duke him- 
self, and while the real Duke is off stage 
the romance runs blithely along without 
more plot to bore one. 


The score, particularly "Weave From Your 
Loom" and Wonderful Love," is as breezy 
and pretty as the girls who sing it. And 
Mr. Barnes' song, "Nobody Home, in which 
he knocks upon the misshapen dome of his 
secretary, aaying "Nobody home? Why. they 
haven't begun to build up there yet, is a 

But the gowns must not be forgotten. Miss 
Alice Hegeman, who wins scores of laughs 
as the ridiculous and wiry "Anastasia, who 
has weak moments," remarks right in the 
first act: 

"Say, did you see the mole on her hip?" 


"At the Ball," Philip Bartholomae's latest 
dramatic effort, which was seen by large 
audiences at Harmanus Bleecker hall yester- 
day afternoon and last evening, is a scream of 
farce comedy, with an all-star cast, a wealth 
of stunning costumes, pretty girls and catchy 
song-music. It gave Albany theatre-goers a 
chance to see T. Roy Barnes, one of the best 
comedians in the business. 

Mr. Barnes is a whole show in himself 
alone. He holds the center of the stage most 
of the time, and his comedy is so good that 
the audience is rocked with laughter all the 
while he is talking and acting. His manner 
is extremely breezy and his patter is of the 
rapid-fire kind, flashing over the footlights 
with telling effect, although a great deal of 
his humor went over the heads of the audi- 
ence and was lost. Barnes is a fine-looking 
chap, clean-cut and graceful. He has had a 
long and highly successful csreer in vaude- 
ville and last season he captivated Chicago 
in "The Red Canary." "At the Ball* is also 
destined for Chicago, where it opens to-mor- 
row night for a twelve weeks' engagement. 
Barnes comes to the "At the Ball" production 
fresh from a successful appearance at the 
Winter Garden in New York. He calls himself 
a "nut" artist, and his song "Nobody Home," 
is one of the big hits of the show. 

Barnes is not only a splendid comedian, 
but he displays good acting qualities. His 
love scenes, while farcical, are extremely 

Vol. XXXVII. No. 5. 




Installment Jeweller Causes Arrest of Actress for Failure to 

Meet Payments. Taken to Buffalo Without Being Able 

to Notify Friends. Case Will Be Taken Up With 

Gov. Whitman. 

Last week brought to light still 
another glaring example of the misuse 
of the powers of the police and courts 
of Erie County by one Julius Boas- 
berg, an installment jewelry dealer of 
Buffalo, when he had an actress 
dragged from the stage of the Palace 
theatre, New York, and without giv- 
ing her time to communicate with 
friends, had her placed on board a train 
for Buffalo where she was locked up 
in Police Headquarters. 

Boasberg, who styles himself "Jew- 
eller to the Theatrical Profession " has 
made a practice in the past of using 
the courts of Erie County to assist 
him in collecting installment payments 
on the jewelry that he sells. There 
seems to be some "connection" ex- 
isting between Boasberg and the crim- 
inal authorities of Buffalo, for the 
jeweller seems to have the power to 
send out coppers in plain clothes from 
Headquarters there to make his col- 
lections for him. In this latest case 
happening Saturday night that has 
come to light there is the startling 
fact that at the moment the actress 
under arrest paid part of her account 
to the jeweller in the Buffalo Police 
Headquarters she was "turned loose" 
without the formality of appearing be- 
fore a Magistrate. 

Some time ago the actress purchased 
jewelry from Boasberg at the usual 
exorbitant and inflated prices. Lately 
she permitted payments to lapse. 
Saturday night a policeman by the 
name of Jerry Lynch, attached to the 
Headquarters' squad in Buffalo, ap- 
peared at the stage door of the Palace 
theatre, New York, where the actress 
was appearing and arrested her on a 
warrant (without displaying it at that 
time) and took her to Buffalo without 
giving her an opportunity to get into 
communication with anyone. When 

the train reached Rochester, she man- 
aged to send a wire back to New York, 
and her friends immediately retained 
Frederick E. Goldsmith in her behalf. 

The attorney arranged over long 
distance phone to have a Syracusan 
forward money by special messenger 
to the actress in Buffalo. The jeweller 
and the police first asked the actress 
for 1100, but when they found she 
could get that amount they raised the 
ante to $200. 

When the special messenger arrived 
with the money for the actress and 
she paid it over to the jeweller in 
Police Headquarters, she was released 
without the formality of taking her 
before a magistrate of any sort, besides 
having a ticket and berth presented to 
her for her next vaudeville stand. 

This, on the surface, appears to be 
a violation of Article 52, Section 570 
of the Penal Code relating to com- 
pounding a felony. It does not seem 
possible, lawyers say, that the actress 
could have been arrested and trans- 
ferred from New York County to Erie 
County on a warrant charging her with 
a lesser crime than a felony. 

Several vaudeville artists have in- 
terested themselves in the case, and 
Mr. Goldsmith has been instructed to 
spare no expense whatever and to 
make a full and complete investiga- 
tion of the manner in which Boas- 
berg is conducting his business and 
just what connection, if any, there is 
between he and the Buffalo police de- 

Mr. Goldsmith is to take the matter 
up with the Mayor of Buffalo and the 
District Attorney of Erie County, and, 
failing to receive satisfaction at the 
hands of these dignitaries, he will 
carry the matter to Albany and lay 
it before Governor Whitman. 
(Continued on Page 6.) 


Chicago, Dec. 30. 

The White Rats now has as a life 
member Charles A. Comiskey, the Old 
Roman of baseball and owner of the 
Wlrte Sox. 

i 7 -ank Fogarty, Big Chief of the Rats, 
was instrumental in having Comiskey 
join. The White Sox chief said it was 
one of the greatest pleasures of his life 
to have the privilege of joining an or- 
ganization like the Rats, as the actor, 
in his estimation, is a very big and 
needful man in this world. 

Some weeks ago John J. McGraw of 
the New York Giants also became a life 
member of the Rats. 


Hammerstein's may stage another 
afterpiece in a couple of weeks. It will 
likely be "Irish Justice." The success 
of "Sully's Cabaret Barber Shop" last 
week, which was built upon the founda- 
tion of an old afterpiece, prompted the 
management to make another try. 


Arthur Hammerstein made the posi- 
tive statement this week there would 
be no Hammerstein Victoria Roof per- 
formances next summer. This may 
be the time that will be taken to com- 
plete the contemplated alterations on 

No start for the remodeling will be 
attempted while business continues at 
a profitable or even-break gait. 


Spokane, Dec. 30. 
A poll of theatre managers shows 
that 6,743,000 persons purchased tick- 
ets for legitimate, vaudeville and pic- 
ture shows in Spokane in 1914. This 
is approximately half a million more 
than last year's total. 


Washington, D. C, Dec. 30. 
"The Prodigal Father," in which 
John Drew is starring, will close here 
after the performance at the National 
Saturday night. 

If you don't advertise in VARIETY, 
don't advertise 


The report that Eva Tanguay has 
left her husband, Johnny Ford, has 
been confirmed by Miss Tanguay, who 
has not commenced any legal action. 
They were married about two years 
ago, while Mr. Ford was a member of 
the Eva Tanguay Road Show. 

Miss Tanguay is at the Palace, New 
York, this week, and doing a big busi- 
ness in that big house. It is said no 
pass has been given out at the Palace 
this week. It is her first appearance 
upon Broadway since returning to 


Hazel Dawn in "The Debutante" has 
a new lease of life at the Knickerbocker 
and the company will remain there until 
Feb. 6, the house being guaranteed that 
its share will not fall below a certain 

It was originally decided to bring the 
new Marie Cahill show into that theatre 
next week or the week following, to re- 
place the Dawn show, but at the last 
minute some one came forward with n 
1 ank roll. 


The Weber & Fields-Kinemacolor 
Co. is about completing the first two- 
reel comedy subject by the comedians. 
It is called "Mike and Meyer" and has 
been built around "The Delicatessen 

The Loew Circuit has secured the 
first run rights to the picture and will 
send it all over the Loew Circuit as a 
feature attraction. 


Fritzi Scheff is now a Bosworth star. 
She will appear in the Bosworth pro- 
duction of "Pretty Mrs. Smith," which 
concluded its run at the Casino, New 
York, six weeks ago. The feature 
will be released on the Paramount 
Program about the middle of March. 

"Nearly a Lady," featuring Elsie 
Jam's, is completed and is being shown 
next week to Miss Janis, who is de- 
laying her departure from the Coast in 
order to see the production run off 
after which she will embark for Lon- 
don. Dustin Farntim in "Captain 
Courtesy" will be an early Bosworth 




Federation Artists Dissatisfied with Sharing Plan Arranged 
Between Managers and Orders War Committee. 

London, Dec. 30. 

There is a feeling about there If 
going to be trouble between the mem- 
bers of the Variety Artists' Federation 
and the heads of that organization. The 
members are complaining over the 
way they have been treated in the two 
co-operative schemes that have been 
arranged for them between the man- 
agers and the executive committee of 
the organization. Though there has 
been no official complaint offered by 
the members up to now, a strong pro- 
test is imminent. 

W. H. Clemart, the man at the wheel 
for the V. A. F. during this war and 
other troubles, has demanded a weekly 
raise in salary of $25, owing to added 
work since war was declared. If the 
raise isn't granted Mr. Clemart will re- 
sign his post, it is said. A report is 
Clemart has an option for a position 
with a vaudeville circuit here. 


London, Dec. 30. 

"Dcr Tag," the new J. M. Barrie 
sketch, which deals with the current 
war conditions, and which opened at 
the Coliseum, with Irene Van Brugh 
and Norman McKinnell, is a failure. 

The author's name drew in big busi- 
ness the opening night, with the audi- 
ence mostly composed of the "best 



London, Dec 30. 

Gaby Deslys did not play her last 
week at the Palace through trouble 
with her throat, for which she has un- 
dergone an operation. 

Gaby starts rehearsals shortly for a 
part in J. M. Barrie's revue at the Duke 
of York's theatre, under the manage- 
ment of Charles Frohman. The pro- 
duction will open in February. 

Ethel Levy substituted at the Palace. 


London, Dec. 30. 

The Palladium is showing a matinee 
pantomime ("Dick Whittington") 
which opened well Dec. 26. 

Besides the panto five vaudeville acts 
have to be played, in accordance with 
the laws of the London County Coun* 

The regular vaudeville bill appears as 
usual at the evening performances. 


London, Dec. 30. 
Robert Lorraine, the actor-aviator, 
believed to be fatally wounded last 
week while doing a reconnaisance in 
his flying machine, is now reported as 
all right. 


London, Dec. 30. 
The Drury Lane pantomime, "The 
Sleeping Beauty and the Beast," opened 

Saturday to tremendous business. 
Boxing Night (Dec. 26) is always a 
big night at "The Lane/ 



London, Dec. 29. 

The general business computed on 
the week before Christmas at the Lon- 
don theatres is as follows: 

Aldwych ("Cinderella"), bad; Ambas- 
sadors (small revue), $3,000 in meagre 
capacity house, which is excellent; 
Apollo (Charles Hawtrey in "Message 
From Mara") (revival), poorly; Com- 
edy (Laurette Taylor in "Peg o' My 
Heart"), 18,000 — moving to Globe Jan. 
11 to accommodate larger audiences. 
Only playing matinees and Saturday. 

Criterion ("Ce Bon Monsieur Zoete- 
beek") (Belgian artists), fair business, 
improving; Daly's ("The Country 
Girl"), $3,000— reduced prices; Duke of 
York's ("Peter Pan"), very bad; Gar- 
rick (Arthur Bouchier in "The Double 
Mystery"), business terrible. 

Globe ("Mamema," with Oscar 
Asche), business awful; Haymarket 
("Flag Lieutenant"), about $4,500; 
Lyric ("Earl and the Girl"), no busi- 

New theatre (James Welch in "When 
Knights Were Bold" at night, and "The 
New Clown" at matinees), no business; 
Playhouse ("Little Lord Fauntleroy," 
twice daily), bad business; Prince of 
Wales' ("Charley's Aunt," twice daily), 
bad business. 

Prince's ("On His Majesty's Service," 
melodrama), doing badly; Queen's 
("Potash and Perlmutter"), $5,760; 
Royalty ('The Man Who Stayed at 
Home"), $4,500. 

Savoy ("Alice In Wonderland"), 
nothing; Shaftesbury ("Henry the 
Fifth"), bad business; Vaudeville ("Our 
Boys"), poorly; Wyndham's (Gerald 
Du Marier in "Raffles"), no business. 


London, Dec 30. 

Arthur Bourchier will produce a new 
melodrama at the Garrick in January. 
It is called "A Daughter of England." 

The prices will be cut in half and two 
shows will be given a night. 

This is probably the first time a West 
End legitimate house has attempted 
this style of giving entertainment. 

John Lawson 111. 

London, Dec. 30. 
John Lawson, the music hall sketch 
actor, is ill and has been compelled to 
cancel alt present bookings. 

Marinelli Further Appeals. 

London, Dec. 29. 
The appeal of H. B. Marinelli, Ltd., 
to obtain a renewal of its agency 
license was denied today. It will be 
carried to the higher court. 

If you don't advortlM la VARIETY, 
doo't odvirtfff 



Paris, Dec. 15. 

The first "legitimate" matinees held 

Paris since the beginning of 

the war were given last Sunday, at the 

Comedie Francaise and the Opera 

Comique. The success has warranted 
the announcement of Thursday mat- 
inees. No arrangements have how- 
ever been made to play nightly. 

The Gaite will reopen Dec. 19, under 
the impresario Buyssons, who will pre- 
sent on behalf of the temporary man- 
agement of the house a revival of the 
favorite operetta, "La Fauvette du 
Temple," with the music hall artistes 
Jane Marnac, Vilbert, Dubrenne, and 
Dufreyne in the leading roles. 

It appears that the negotiations be- 
tween Percy G. Williams and Mme. 
Rasimi to take a French revue to New 
York have fallen through. 

The Ba-Ta-Clan will produce a new 
military piece by Charavet and Char- 
ley, Dec 1°. 

The police regulations, permitting 
the reopening of the Paris theatres, 
stipulate that the evening performance 
must terminate by 11 o'clock. No re- 
freshments can he sold in the house. 
Any manager advertising his program 
before it has been approved or cen- 
sored by the authorities, will not be 
allowed to open. 

The Salle Villier has been renamed 
the Theatre Albert I (a compliment to 
the King of the Belgians), but some 
protests have already been heard that 
a light and risque sketch in which 
Irene Bordini appears, is prominently 
billed on the same poster as the Mar- 
seilaise, the singing of which is given 
as a feature. 

M. Baretta, the musical conductor, 
is acting as temporary manager of the 
Olympia, on behalf of the company. 
The Folies Bergere will not reopen for 
the present. 


London, Dec. 30. 

Artists are claiming that in some 
cases throughout the country managers 
are padding bills to an extent that 
makes acts playing in certain theatres 
walk about but collect their share of 
the money taken in under the co-opera- 
tive plan. 

The acts actually playing on these 
bills have to stand for their salaries 
being cut in order to pay those who 
walk about for the week. 

During the time the American inva- 
sion was at its height, the "walking 
about" acts were often booked on pro- 
grams, but the acts that played did not 
suffer through it. 


London, Dec. 30. 
Shirley Kellog, late of the London 
Hippodrome, is appearing In a minia- 
ture revue with a company of sik peo- 
ple on the Moss Circuit in the prov- 

Bad Weather Boxing Day. 

London, Dec. 30. 
Rain and foggy weather gave the 
legitimate theatres very light business 
Boxing Day, one of the best show days 
in the year. The vaudeville houses 
were packed. 


Reported through Paul Tausig & 
Sons, 104 East 14th* street, New York: 

Dec. 26, Julian Kirfcy (Tate's Fishing 
Co.), William Nokes (St Louis). 

Dee. 30, Ruth Ann Baldwin (Adria- 

London, Dec. 30. 

Dec. 19 (for South Africa), Rosa 
Hamel, Wilfred Connelly, Otto Viola, 
Three Lascelles, May Glen, Alfred 


London, Dec. 30. 

The pantomime "Alladin" opened at 
the London opera house Saturday night 
and was voted a failure. 

The audience in most part walked 
out before the show was over. 

At the Lyceum the annual pantomime 
was shown for the first time Dec. 26 
and. did fair Ijr. . , , 

It is rumored the house is hi finan- 
cial difficulties , already. Humphrey 
Branwall fe said to have financed the 
production with a bank roll of only 
16,000. There are also reports Lord 
Haldane i$ behind the venture, but this 
ia not believed generally. 

The London opera house has held 
the name of the "Tomb" fof the past 
three years, and it looks able to retain 
the title. 


Fort Wayne, Ind., Dec. 30. 

Loew's Empress will close down 
temporarily Jan. 4 for extensive alter- 
ations, but is not expected to reopen 
with its present grade of vaudeville 
when complete. 

The new Palace theatre is scheduled 
to open late in January with vaudeville 
bills supplied by the United Booking 
Offices, and rumor has it that the Em- 
press, when remodelled will offer a 
"family" grade of variety shows at 
"pop" prices. 


Parts, Dec. 20. 

The Gaumont Palace (Hippodrome) 
reopened Dec. 18. A. H. Kaffenburgh 
is also managing the American, Boule- 
vard de Clichy. It plays pictures. 

The halls now open in Paris are 
Olympia, Moulin Rouge, Eldorado, 
Kursaal, Big Wheel, Concert Mayol, 
Ba-Ta-Clan, European, Nouvean 
Cirque and Siren. 

The cabaret Moulin de la Chanson is 
also open. 

Weston-Lynch Wedding. 

London, Dec. 30. 
Al Weston and Nellie Lynch, playing 
as a t<tam in vaudeville for some time, 
were married here last week. 

Lady Robertacm a Mother. 

London, Dec. 29. 
Lady Forbes Robertson became the 
mother of a daughter Dec"26. 

San Francisco, Dec. 30. 
Forbes Robertson, the English act- 
or, appearing at the Cort, was informed 
by cable Christmas Day the stork had 
left a girl at the Robertson home in 

▼ ARI11T 



Keatons, W. C Fields, Joe Jackson and Gertie Vanderbilt Are 
Among Those Signed for Musical Comedies. Hattie « 
Williams and Others Added to K. & E. Revue l 

Which Promises a Surprise. 

Engagements of vaudeville people for 
forthcoming Broadway revues were 
plentifully reported the past week. For 
the new Winter Garden show have been 
signed Joe and Buster Keaton, VV. C. 
Fields, Joe Jackson, Gertie Vanderbilt, 
Cantor and Lee, Hal Forde and James 
Clemons, besides those already pre- 
viously reported, including Valcska 

The Klaw & Erlanger revue has 
added Hattie Williams, Laura Hamil- 
ton, Leo Carrillo and Conroy and Le- 
maire. The building up of the K. & E. 
show is being kept very secret. It is 
said one of the comedy scenes will be 
rehearsed behind closed doors. None 
of the company excepting those en- 
gaged will be permitted to see it. 


The music of "Hello Broadway," 
the new George M. Cohan show at the 
Astor, will be distributed to the trade 
and the public through Waterson, Ber- 
lin & Snyder. This arrangement was 
reached between Cohan & Harris and 
the publishing house before the piece 

It is reported a permanent agree- 
ment may be reached between the two 
firms for the music publishers to han- 
dle all of the Cohan & Harris music 


It has been settled the Broadway 
theatre, now playing pop vaudeville, 
will install a feature film policy only, 
commencing about Jan. 18. The pres- 
ent management (Mastbaum-Earle Syn- 
dicate of Philadelphia) will continue, 
with the Paramount supplying the ser- 

The Broadway will show the "Thurs- 
day release" of the Paramount, holding 
the feature for a half or full week. The 
Strand, New York, has the first run 
rights to the Paramount productions, 
to be held one week, which prevents 
that picture house using the two sub- 
jects weekly the Paramount sends out. 


Philadelphia, Dec. 30. 

The Cross Keys, West Philadelphia's 
newest vaudeville and picture theatre, 
at 60th and Market streets, opened 
Monday night to capacity. The new 
house seats 2,200. It will play a split 
week of five acts and a feature pic- 
ture. Located in a community in which 
there is a strong competition — the 
Nixon and William Penn (U. B. O.) 
and Loew's Knickerbocker all within a 
dozen blocks of one another — the the- 
atrical situation of this end of the town 
will be watched with interest by the- 
atrical men. 

The opening bill of seven acts had 
"The Mirth Makers"; Kute, Running 

and Klever; Walter D. Kneeland and 
Co.; Blake's Circus; Griffin and Lewis; 
Three Musketeers, Keystone Comedy 


Elizabeth, N. J., Dec. 30. 
As the result of an agreement be- 
tween F. 1\ Proctor and Hurtig & 
Seamon, the interests of these two 
concerns in Elizabeth have been 
pooled. The arrangement is for the 
Jersey Street theatre (Proctor) to con- 
tinue with vaudeville and pictures. 
The Hippodrome (Hurtig & Seamon) 
will play only legit, attractions. Philip 
Wolfe, manager of the Hippodrome, 
remains at that theatre and will also 
represent Hurtig & Seamon at the Jer- 
sey Street theatre as its local manager. 

Shea Not Booking Keeney's. 

Harry Shea no longer books any of 
the Frank A. Keeney theatres. He 
made up his last show last week and 
the bills at the Newark house this 
week are booked in by the Clancy 

Mr. Shea has given up his Sunday 
vaudeville at the Standard, Broadway 
and 90th street, and the Majestic, 
Brooklyn. This week the agent is 
operating the Orpheum, Jersey City, 
with a vaudeville bill of his own. 

The Sheedy office is now booking the 
Sunday night shows at the Standard. 

Animal Rule Modification. 

The Canadian Department of Agri- 
culture has modified its ruling regard- 
ing the import of animals, to exempt 
"pet" and "menagerie" animals. 

In accordance with this, Clark 
Brown, general manager of the Cana- 
dian Circuit, has resumed the booking 
of animal acts into his houses across 
the border, although the department 
has not yet designated into which class 
horses and pigs should go. 

116th Street Changing. 

The 116th Street theatre, formerly 
a Saxe house, will change management 
next week. Up to Wednesday it had 
not been decided who would take over 
the pop vaudeville house. The orig- 
inal owner, Saxe, was mentioned in 
that connection. 

The future policy will likely con- 
tinue as at present. The house is 
booked through the Family Depart- 
ment of the United Booking Offices. 


Morris Playing Loew Acts. 

The New York theater under the 
management of William Morris, open- 
ing with pop vaudeville and a feature 
film Monday, is using mostly Loew 
Circuit turns in its program this week. 

The acts are booked direct from the 
Loew agency. 

(Continued from Page 3.) 

Mr. Goldsmith stated in his office 
this week he thought that he had a 
complete case against Mr. Boasberg 
and that in addition to that he would 
immediately commence suit against the 
jeweller for malicious prosecution. 

This same Boasberg was exposed in 
Variety about two years ago for his 
nefarious practices in inducing the- 
ptrical people to purchase jewelry from 
him on the installment plan, and his 
methods of forcing collection, in which 
he legally employs the Supreme Court 
of Erie County to assist him. At that 
time Boasberg caused the removal of 
a woman playing at the Shubert the- 
atre, Utica, from her dressing room 
without giving her an opportunity to 
dress in street attire or remove her 
make-up, holding her in the custody 
of an Erie County officer until monies 
demanded were paid. 


That the United Booking Offices is 
paying strict attention to business was 
evidenced this week with the prompt 
eviction of Jack Curtis of the Rose & 
Curtis agency from the U. B. O. floor. 

The ruling came about through Cur- 
tis having booked an act in the Wil- 
liam Fox office, while holding a fran- 
chise for the U. B. O. floor. 

The move does not affect the firm's 
standing in the U. B. O., nor does it 
interfere with the firm routing their 
attractions, since the agency is repre- 
sented in the United as formerly by 
Maurice Rose. 

It also became known this week that 
the Clancy agency was being care- 
fully checked up, one or two acts fall- 
ing under the cancellation ban for 
working opposition to the U. B. O. 
through the Clancy agency. Several 
of the S. Z. Poli theatres, formerly 
booked by Clancy, have been moved 
over to the United, under the booking 
supervision of P. Alonzo. 


Fred Ward was seized with hemor- 
rhages in Albany Christmas Eve and 
removed to a hospital. Later he was 
taken to the Renssalaer Hotel, Troy, 
where he is at present, expecting to 
leave for Saranac, N. Y., the early part 
of next week. 

While Mr. Ward's condition is con- 
sidered as requiring especial attention, 
it was not serious enough, according to 
friends who have seen him, to warrant 
the unconfirmed reports that spread 
about during the week. 

Poli Takes O'Neill, Waterbury. 
Waterbury, Conn., Dec. 30. 

The O'Neill theatre, the biggest 
theatre here, which has been operated 
by Fox and Loew and again by Fox, 
has been taken over by S. Z. Poli, who 
this week installed a policy of feature 

This gives Poli Waterbury without 
opposition, the New England manager 
controlling the three local houses. 

Majestic, Newark, Jan. 11. 
Jan. 11 is announced as the positive 
date of the Marcus Loew invasion of 
Newark at the Majestic, there, with the 
usual l-oew poljcy. 


John and Mae Burke did not appear 
at Hammerstein's Monday, Miss Burke 
reporting ill. Clark and Verdi at the 
Bushwick, doubled in their place. 

Cooper and Smith replaced Bickel 
and Watson on the Keith, Atlantic 
City, bill this week. Bickel and Wat- 
son canceled their vaudeville time, 
commencing with the A. C. engage- 
ment. They are said to have a revue 

Ed Vinton and "Buster" left the 
bill at the Forsythe, Atlanta, Monday 
because of the second position as- 
signed. / 


A story around this week said that 
Charles B. Dillingham and Klaw & 
Erlanger were estimating on the pros- 
pects of giving a Sunday vaudeville 
concert at the Amsterdam theatre, 
where Mr. Dillingham's "Watch Your 
Step" is playing. Another report was 
that Mr. Dillingham might give the 
Sunday shows at the Globe theatre in- 
stead, he operating that house as well 
as the "Chin Chin" show, now there. 

The many well-known vaudevillians 
with the two Dillingham productions 
through whom a special program for 
Sunday evening could be easily ar- 
ranged and altered for many weeks, 
are said to have suggested to the man- 
ager the advisability of keeping a thea- 
tre open on Sunday. 

The Winter Garden is now the only 
permanent Sunday night theatre 
(other than the regular vaudeville 
houses) in New York playing vaude- 
ville. There the admission reaches $2. 
The Shuberts incorporate into their 
musical comedy production contracts a 
proviso that the signer is subject to ex- 
tra performances, which means the 
Sunday shows- at the Garden, without 
additional salary. 


The Fifth Avenue theatre, a link in 
the chain of the F. F. Proctor Enter- 
prises, was added to the books of the 
United Booking Offices this week and 
will be booked as a big time "tryout" 
house, coming under the direct man- 
agement of the United, although still 
retained as a Proctor property. 

The cause given for the change was 
the overabundance of tryout acts with- 
out sufficient theatres to accommodate 
them, the "upstairs" office utilizing only 
the Harlem opera house, Jersey City r 
and Union Square theatres for test- 
ing the professional ability of appli- 

The house was added to the books 
of Lawrence Goldie in the U. B. O., 
while Harry Swift was brought down 
from the Harlem opera house as tem- 
porary guardian of the new acquisi- 


Chicago, Dec. 30. 

"Senator" Francis Murphy refused 
to open at V^cVicker's this week be- 
cause of the; four shows daily, and his 
position was filled by Harry Taylor. 

It's not a long time since Murphy, 
a native Chicagoan, was building up 
an endurance record through the Mad- 
ison street show shops. 



The unique event in vaudeville during the year ending was the after 
for 14 shows. In it appeared many of the principals in the acts on the r 
on the stage as he is in his shop, and the playing of the piece at each p 
to the audience. The after-piece was a huge success, the fun making n 
closing-act policy by the Hammerstein management after the repairs o 

One of tne laughable bits introduced toward the end of the week wa 
Sully. "Gum Gum" is the peddler of chewing gum and chocolates in th 
his wares to the audience. 

Sully will likely take a week or two off for the application of arnica t 
always had stage fright upon entering, but alter Dave had slapped hi 
tight. After the first two shows Sully .decided acting was the life, bu 
his term of imprisonment would be over.' 

In the group above are the principals who appeared continuously dur 
Nelson, connected with the theatre. The four white-coated barbers, no 
Harmonists. The figure in the upper right hand corner is "Gum Gu 

In order from left to right, first line, are Joe Keaton, Buster Keato 
Hammerstein, Tommy Gray, Solly Lee, "Quinine," Loney Haskell, L 
manicure (who read VARIETY through eight times during the week); • 


piece called "Sully's Cabaret Barber Shop" at Hammerstein' ■ last week, 
egular bill, besides volunteers. Sully was handled almost as roughly 
erformance afforded as much amusement to those behind the wings as 
ot being wholly local, and it will probably lead to the adoption of a new 
n the present Victoria have been completed. 

s the attempt to make an actor out of "Gum Gum," having him opposite 
e lobby. At each appearance he immediately commenced: to advertise 

o his bruises. Dave Genaro started the skit off in its action. Sully 
s bald head a couple of times and twisted his nose, Sully was ready for 
t the remainder of the week he commenced to wonder now long before 

ing the engagement, excepting Messrs. Hammerstein, Andrews ana 
t mentioned individually, on the second line, compose Bob Russule's 
m," who missed the flashlight. 

n, Dave Ferguson, Mark Nelson. Harry Fox, George Lemaire, Arthur 
yle Andrews; (second line), Sully (in centre), Rosie Dugan as the 
eated, Frank Conroy, Jingles Keaton, Dave Genaro. 


Chicago, Dec. 30. 

Muriel Ridley and Asta Fleming, 
English dancers and pantomimists, 
opening at the Palace here this week, 
were hissed by the audience and can-' 
celed by the management. 

Guerro and Carmen replaced them. 


Seattle, Dec. 30. 

According to reports, Sophie Tucker 
will shortly conclude her tour of the 
Loew western time, by mutual consent. 

Miss Tucker is said to have made 
many demands upon the Loew people 
in connection with her trip over the 
circuit. They resulted in wired ad- 
vices from the Loew New York book- 
ing agency that it would be agreeable 
to the circuit if she wished to retire. 
Miss Tucker is said to have accepted 
the invitation, and may close in Can- 
ada this week or at a Coast point. 

New Orleans, Dec. 30. 

Acting for the United States Litho- 
graph Co., Arthur Leopold seized the 
scenery of Henrietta Crosman's spe- 
cialty, headlining the Orpheum bill this 
week, and garnisheed the theatre be- 
cause of an unpaid claim against Miss 
Crosman for printing amounting to 
$852. A judgment had already been 
secured against the defendant in a 
Chicago court. 

Leopold permitted Miss Crosman to 
continue using the scenery throughout 
the week. 


In consequence of some accident, 
said to have been automobily, Willard, 
The Man Who Grows, was ordered 
to the rest route Sunday by his physi- 
cian. He was to have appeared at 
the Loew theatres, Boston, this week. 


Pittsburgh, Dec. 30. 

The Orpheum theatre and • ive-year 
lease on the Titusvillc op:a house 
have been sold to Fred C. Jyiil.patiic 
and Charles Womer, of Titusvillc, l'a.. 
near here, by Brown, Dion & Th >rp 
of Franklin. 

Charles Womer, manager of the Or- 
pheum, will direect botl plies. This 
is one of the biggest tl at»i al 
realty deals in years. 

Fresno Theatre Flivs Again. 

Fresno, Cal., Dec. 30. 

For the second time in less than a 
year the Theatre Fresno (formerly 
Barton) has been closed. Fred W. 
Voigt, who came here from Newark, 
N. J., has left town. The house failed 
lo pay under his management playing 
legitimate attractions. 

"A Poor Little Rich Girl" and May 
Robson, booked for last week, was 
canceled, and L. L. Cory, owner of the 
pioperty, is in negotiation for the in- 
tioduction of a vaudeville policy. 


Kansas City, Dec. 30. 

The new Orpheum, which vaudeville 

people say is the finest theatre in 

America, opened Saturday night with 

a capacity house, the occasion being 

quite a social event. Martin Beck, C. 

E. Bray, Mort Singer and several oth- 
ers prominent in vaudeville were pres- 

The new house seats 2,300. No 
standing room was sold for the open- 
ing show. 

'I he building is in the heart of the 
theatrical district, on Baltimore ave- 
nue, just off 12th street. It stands on 
a lot 100 by 146, and the auditorium 
is 75 feet deep. The stage is 36 by 
100 feet 

The interior color scheme is French 
gray, gold, Dutch blue and burnt 
orange. The lighting is indirect. The 
seats and aisles are wide. 

G. A. Lansburgh was the architect 
for the house. 

The bill opened with Bankoff and 
Girlie, followed by "Little Cleo" Gas- 
coigne, Morris Cronin and His Merry 
Men, "Rube" Dickinson, "The Bride 
Shop," Cross and Josephine, and Three 
Beautiful Types. 


Kansas City, Dec. 30. 
Walter S. (Rube) Dickinson, the vau- 
deville monologist, was killed here 
Monday afternoon when a temporary 
wooden canopy over the sidewalk in 
front of the Meuhlbach Hotel, now in 
course of construction, collapsed. 
Dickinson, who was standing beneath 
the structure, was crushed when it fell, 
suffering a fracture of the skull. He 
died in an ambulance on the way to 

the City Hospital. Two others were 
killed and several injured in the acci- 

The Meuhlbach Hotel adjoins the 
new Orpheum theatre which opened 
Saturday night. Dickinson was in the 
bill and on his way to the theatre when 
the accident happened. He was near 
the end of the canopy and had he 
taken two more steps would have been 
out of danger. His body was identi- 
fied at the hospital by Lawrence Leh- 
man, assistant manager of the Or- 

The deceased was about 39 years old 
and was married last summer to a non- 
professional in Atlanta. His wife re- 
cently toured the Orpheum Circuit 
with him, but left him last week in or- 
der to spend the holidays with relatives 
at home. She was immediately noti- 
fied, members of the bill having as- 
sumed temporary charge of the re- 

Dickinson was born in Nebraska. 
He was perhaps the quaintest char- 
acter in vaudeville, his rural person- 
ality remaining with him at all times, 
on and off the stage. Dickinson first 
came east professionally in 1906, after 
having played lyceum and odd time in 
the far middle west. His eastern 
opening was secured by James E. 
Plunkett from Jule Delmar, who then 
booked for the Columbia, Brooklyn. 
Mr. Delmar accepted the recommenda- 
tion of Fred St. Onge for the new 
turn, but closed Dickinson after the 
first performance. 

"Rube" then went to Boston, and 
entered into a contract with J. J. Quig- 
ley of that town, to play under his 
management for 10 years at $60 weekly. 
Later Frank Bohm secured the Sulli- 
van-Considine Circuit for the monol- 
ogist at $125 weekly. The Quigley 
contract is said to have been adjusted, 
and Max Hart "discovered" Dickinson 
for big time. He was receiving $250 
weekly in vaudeville under Hart's di- 
rection when meeting his death, and 
had been engaged for the new Winter 
Garden show, through Mr. Delmar, for 
$225 weekly. 

Harry Cooper was rushed from Chi- 
cago to fill in the opening on the Kan- 
sas City Orpheum bill. 

Cecil Cunningham is out of the cast 
of the Winter Garden show because 
of illness and will not return. 

If you don't advartlao In VARIETY, 
don't «dv«rtlM 


Mildred Blanchard, modestly billed 
as "The Bernhardt of England," is 
booked to appear at Hammerstein's in 
"The Sacrifice," described as a play of 
the Reign of Terror. Jan. 11 is the 
date set for her initial appearance in 
American vaudeville. 

The sketch should have opened there 
this week, but did not. 


The editorial comment in last week's Anniversary Number of Variety ad- 
vised as a New Year's resolution that all vaudeville actors and actresses should 
resolve to join the White Rats— more particularly the big act. The writer of this 
editorial asked the question, "What would happen if there should be another 

As we are all creatures of habit, the manager may acquire the cutting habit; 
so it behooves the player to consider the advice contained in Variety's editorial 
and join the White Rats. 

Since that article appeared in Variety Mr. Frank Keenan and Mr. Arthur 
Prince have made application for life membership in the White Rats. Surely, if 
these gentlemen think well enough of the organization to join, what excuse has 
any player for remaining outside of the organization. 

The above mentioned gentlemen, together with hundreds of other ladies and 
gentlemen, may never need the Rats, but in joining they are helping a cause, and 
building up an organization whose purpose is to protect the player from being 
taken advantage of. 

The more men and women of the stage who join the White Rats, the more 
difficult it will be for the manager to compel actors and actresses to give extra 
performances, as was the case this week on New Year's Eve, without extra pay. 

While we are on this subject, all members of the White Rata and Associated 
Actresses of America who were compelled to give an extra performance Thursday 
of this week can collect for an extra performance. We will, through our legal 
department, bring action against all managers for this extra money, if our mem- 
bers will file their claims with our office and refuse to sign a receipt in full when 
their salary is offered them Saturday or Sunday night of this week. If the man- 
ager refuses to pay you until you sign in full, sign under protest or do not sign 
at all. Leave your salary with the manager. We will collect it, including the 
amount due for extra performance. 

Bear in mind when you take this stand you are only asking for what is fair. 
Remember the managers did not ask the stage employee or the musician to play 
your music or set your act that extra show for nothing. The stage employee and 
the musician were paid. Paid double-pay, no doubt, and why? 


Wake up, Mr. Actor and Miss Actress. Remember the stage employee or 
the musician. Each does his part in the theatre, but through organisation, they 
do not have to stand what the unorganized actor is subjected to. 

Get into the White Rats, become a part of the or anized actors. When all 
decent men and women of the stage are within our ranks we will become a tower 
of strength and the managers who are our natural business opponents will gladly 
meet us and agree to our just demands. 

The stronger the Actors' organization becomes, the more respect the manager 
haa for the actor and the actress. The player can do nothing alone. If you hold 
aloof from the White Rats, prepare for another cut in salary and for more extra 
performances without pay, when it suits the manager's purpose. 


Case of Gray vs. Buck. 

I, Thomas J. Gray, of the City, 
County and State of New York, being 
unduly sworn do hereby testify that I 
am a citizen of the United States of 
America, born here on the 22nd day 
of March, 188& Whereas, one Gene 
Buck, formerly an artist (a fellow who 
eats once in awhile), but now a lyric 
writer (a fellow who never eats), was 
stranded in the town of Syracuse, New 
York, on the night of November 25, 

I, Thomas J. Gray, being soft of 
heart (and soft generally) sheltered the 
said Gene Buck in my room, going 
fifty-fifty on the "Twin Beds" (no ad- 
vertisement for the show). After ac- 
cepting my hospitality and using my 
comb and brushes (my graft from a 
girl act) the said Buck said the only 
other furniture in the room was a joke 

After this was denied by I or me, 
the same Thomas J. Gray, the afore- 
said Gene Buck drew a supposed 
sketch (falling back on his old trade) 
of the supposed Book, and going so 
far as to forge my name on it, "Thom- 
as J. Grey," entirely wrong as the world 
knows my name is spelled "Gray." The 
same thing that made him think my 
name was spelled with an £ made him 
think he saw a joke book in my room. I ma Simp, Nut-ary Public. 

I don't care to state what it was (but 
I got all the checks the waiter left on 
the table). 

The accuser, Gene Buck, has caused 
to be published in the public prints a 
statement to the effect that he was 
going to write the "Book" for "The 
Follies." When the producer, Flo 
Ziegfeld, was asked: "Is it true that 
Gene Buck is going to write the book 
of the 'Follies?'" that ESTEEMED 
gentleman replied: "I care not who 
writes the 'Follies' book, as long as Leon 
Erroll knows how to dance." He then 
confirmed the rumor that Gene Buck's 
lyrics were really parts of the poetry, 
ditties and conversation that passed be- 
tween him, Flo Ziegfeld and one Leon 
Friedman. He is yet to be informed 
that Gene Buck and his music writing 
partner, Dave Stamper (known as Buck 
and Stamper, the boys who first dis- 
covered that "moon" rhymed with 
"spoon" and "love" with "dove") are 
suspected of being the original Nemsey 
and Yllis.)' 

In conclusion, I or me, Thomas J. 
Gray, deny all the charges made in 
whole and in part, and put my answer 
in the words of the well-known 
proverb: "Sticks and stones may break 
my bones, but Hokum gets me noth- 


Sworn to before me this day, 


Chicago, Dec 30. 

Ella Galvin, widely known in the 
west, and who has been playing in 
acts with her brother, Johnny Galvin, 
for some years, died at her home in 
Dixon, I1L, Christmas Eve. 

Miss Galvin had been a sufferer from 

cancer of the stomach for some time. 

She appeared on the road this season, 

but had to quit some weeks ago and 

go to her home. She was born July 

11, 1893, in Pittsburgh, but was reared 

in Brooklyn, where she made her first 

appearance on the stage at the age of 

three years at Hyde & Behman's. She 

also appeared at Tony Pastor's. The 
remains were interred temporarily at 
Dixon, but removed to Brook- 
lyn later. 

Her latest appearances were in "His 
Doll Girl," which Johnny Galvin now 
states he will never appear in again. 


Chicago, Dec. 30. 

Lew Hawkins, the vaudeville com- 
edian, is ill in Peoria, and little hope 
is held out for his recovery. 


John C. Hanson (right name, John 

Zaisser), age 3d years, playing this 

season with Blutch Cooper's burlesque 

company, was found dead in his room 

at a hotel in Kansas City, Mo., on the 

afternoon of Dec. 22. Heart disease, 

it was stated, was the cause of his 

The remains were shipped to New 
York, and funeral services were held 
Monday evening at Stephen Merritt's 
Funeral Parlors, 19th street and Eighth 

A committee from the White Rats 
Actors' Union, of which the deceased 
was a member, was present at the 
services. The remains were cremated 

The regular meeting of the 


will be held 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 5th, 1915, 

in the 

White Rats Building, 

227 West 46th St., New York City, 

at Eleven-thirty P. M., sharp. 


Mr. Robert L. Dailey has been 
appointed Chairman of the House 
Committee of the White Rats in 
place of Mr. Jos. P. Mack, re- 

Meetings of the 




White Rats Actors' 
are held 



Tuesday, at Twelve 





Board of Directors 
White Rats Club. 



Providence, Dec. 30. 

Charles Lovenberg, manager of 
Keith's theatre here, took an unusual 
procedure Monday, when he caused the 
civil arrest of Frank Conroy and 
George Lemaire, in an action brought 
to recover $450 for alleged breach of 

Conroy and Lemaire were billed to 
appear here this week. They wired 
Lovenberg Sunday they expected to be 
headlined, having learned Toby Claude 
had been given the featured position 
The wire intimated unless the black- 
face act was the billed headliner, it 
would not appear. 

Mr. Lemaire reached Providence at 
eight o'clock Monday morning, going 
to bed in a hotel. At eleven, accord- 
ing to Lemaire's story, Lovenberg ap- 
peared in his room and woke him up, 
demanding to know if the act intended 
playing. Lemaire replied it would if 
billed properly, when the Keith man- 
ager ordered an officer who had ac- 
companied him, to take Lemaire into 
custody. He was confined for four 
and one-half hours in "the best jail 
in the world,'^ Lemaire says. Mr. Con- 
roy was taken in charge at the depot 
upon arriving at one o'clock the same 
day. Later a cash bond of $1,000 was 
deposited and the two vaudevillians re- 
turned to New York. 
.. Paul Morton and Naomi Glass were 
rushed here to fill the open place in 
the Keith bill It was the amount of 
the latter act's salary, $450, that Loven- 
berg sued out the body attachment for. 
Conroy and Lemaire were to have re- 
ceived $350 for the week, they play- 
ing here under an old contract with 
the United Booking Offices, which 
called for $500 weekly in the larger 
houses and $350 in the smaller big 
time theatres booked through the U. 
B. O. The act is billed for Keith's, 
Boston, next week at $500. 

Mr. Lemaire returned to New York 
Tuesday and announced he and Mr. 
Conroy would bring a damage suit 
against Manager Lovenberg and the 
Keith Providence theatrical company 
for $25,000, through their arrest in that 

Lemaire said that when entering into 
the contract they were to play Provi- 
dence under, it had been verbally un- 
derstood between them and the United 
officials that they were to be headlined 
at all houses, and they expected that 
prominent billing. Seeing in the Pro- 
vidence paper advertisements in New 
York last Sunday they were not so 
placed, they had wired Lovenberg, who 
evidently prepared himself in advance, 
as Lemaire said they had had no reply 
until he was arrested. 

Around the Palace theatre building 
this week it was said there has been 
a bitter feeling between the act and 
Lovenberg for a long while, the man- 
ager having expressed an opinion as 
to the value of the turn, and the actors 
in return often publicly giving their 
uncomplimentary impression of the 

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Vol. XXXVII. No. 5 

Kathleen McDonnell now has the 
leading role of "Life" at the Manhattan. 

Estha Banks has had a book of poems 

g Th« Traffic/' after two weeks in 
Philadelphia, is taking to the road. 

Margaret Mayo is recovering from 
an attack of the measles. 

Grace Drum left the Hammerstein 
bill before the end of last week. 

Carrie Starr (Mrs. John L. Neff) is 
seriously ill. 

Sam Roberta has joined with Al. 
Grenarde and will do a comedy act. 

"Miss Tommy" is slated to go on 
tour in January, with Annie Hughes, 
the English actress, featured. 

"The Elopers" is reported as being 
framed for a road tour through the 
middle west. 

Alice Neilsen has cancelled her en- 
gagements for the present, owing to 
the severe illness of her son in Boston. 

John E. Freidman, who was famous 
in London as manager of the Players' 
Club, is in New York. 

Mrs. Patrick Campbell has recovered 
from the illness which kept her out 
of her play several days in Detroit. 

Leulla Temple, in private life Mrs. 
Dave Vine, presented her husband 
with a baby Christmas morning. 

William Nokcs, the English agent, 
sailed for London on the St. Louis last 

Daly's theatre closed again last week 
after the house staff had tried showing 
pictures on the commonwealth plan. 
They divided $7, three days' gross. 

(Miss) Frankie James and Mabel 
Leverton have joined the Hackett 
Players who furnish the musical stock 
at Saxe's Spooner in the Bronx. 

Jule Delmar had 22 acts at his enter- 
tainment in New Rochelle Monday 
night for the poor children of the 

Clara Ludlow, with a road company 
of "Henpecked Henry," is quite ill in 
Greenfield, la., where she was operated 
upon Dec. 10. 

In "Hello Broadway" at the Astor, 
Martin Brown wears for one of his 
dances, what looks to be the jersey of 
a football costume. 

George Nash will play out the re- 
mainder of the season on the road in 
"The Miracle Man," which has been 
given a long route up to late spring. 

John T. Kelly is being sued for a 
separtion by Dolores Florence Kelly, 
who asks the court to order the pay- 
ment of $40 a week alimony. Kelly 
earns $9,000 a year, she declares. 

"Shi Youll Wake the Baby" has been 
chosen as the title of a new three-act 
farce by Robert McWade, who has the 
promise of a Broadway manager to 
produce it 

"Lady Satan," a three-act comedy 
drama by Leroy Drug, a New York 
newspaper man, is to be given a "try 
out" with a New England stock with 
a view of a road production later. 

George Lighton, of the Tyson Ticket 
Agency, spent Christmas Day counting 
up in the office. Mr. Lighton says if 
his hair had been black it would be 
grey now instead of red. 

Report this week had Julia Marlowe 
dying and planning a road tour in the 
spring. Miss Marlowe, with her hus- 
band, E. H. Sothern, is spending the 
holidays in Washington, D. C. 

William Matthews, who has been 
managing Proctor's 125th Street house, 
has been transferred to the 23d Street 
theatre and Grant Lafferty, who has 
been running things there, has been 
sent to the uptown house. 

Harrison Brockbank ("The Drummer 
of 76") has a son in the British firing 
line and a daughter in the Red Cross 
service at the front. His last word was 
a letter from France dated Nov.^1. He 
does not know the fate of either. 

Speculation is rife as to the future 
doings of the Princess Players who 
wind up their engagement at the Prin- 
cess theatre this Saturday and will be 
supplanted after Jan. 6 by the Richard 
Bennett company in "Maternity." 

The Mack Amusement Co. has every- 
thing set for a company to play "Little 
Miss Mischief" through Illinois, Iowa 
and Wisconsin during the remainder 
of the season. A quartet and chorus 
of 14 voices will be in the show. 

Tree Lorch Family of acrobats, re- 
cently reported held in London as 
"alien enemies," have been released and 
are playing at the Hansa theatre, Ham- 
burg, according to a letter received in 
New York this week. 

Percy O'Malley Jennings is to go 
with the Oliver Morosco production of 
"Let's Get Married." 

James E. Brooke, Graser Exchange 
Building, Winnipeg, Can., is trying to 
find his sister, Marjorie Brooke, who 
uses the stage name of Stevenson. She 
was last heard of from while traveling 
with a diving act in vaudeville. 

Ben S. Moaa was guest of honor at 
a dinner in Healy's, 145th street and 
Broadway, given Wednesday by 150 
house managers and other employes 
of the Moss chain of vaudeville thea- 
tres in New York. 

Seaman Miller, as referee in bank- 
ruptcy, has called a meeting of the 
creditors of Martin Branner and Edith 
Branner (Martin and Fabrini, the stage 
dancers), adjudged bankrupts, to be 
held at his office, 2 Rector street. New 
York, Jan. 8, at 11:30 a. m. 

The Temple at Geneva, N. Y., was 
badly damaged by water Monday 
night when an automatic sprinkler got 
out of order, flooded the stage and 
soaked stage furniture and scenery 
valued at about $1,000. The house Is 

Harry Girard learned upon reaching 
Calgary, to open at Pan tag es, that he 
was the father of a son, born in Los 
Angeles. He made the journey with 
ten hours between trains to spend a 
few hours with Mrs. Girard and the 
newcomer in the family, the round trip 
covering more than 2,500 miles. 

Whiting and Burt open on the Or- 
pheum Circuit next week, placed by 
Harry Fitzgerald. Commencing Jan. 
10 at Winnipeg, Hussey and Boyle will 
be on the same bill. The two couples 
will continue together over the re- 
mainder of the circuit Between Jimmy 
Hussey and George Whiting they 
should keep the Orpheum towns alive 
while they are in them. 

The 12-year-old girl of the Aki Trio, 
a Jap act booked by Irving Cooper, 
was discharged Monday in Yorkville 
Court. The Gerry Society had charged 
the girl was singing on the Academy 
of Music stage last week. The miss 
defended herself by claiming she only 
recited, and in proof, delivered "Slow- 
est Gal In Town" in recitative form for 
the edification of the magistrate. 

Frank Clark, of the Waterson, Bel- 
lin & Snyder Chicago office, and Henry 
Kranz, of the Philadelphia branch, 
came to New York over Christmas, to 
be steered through Broadway by Max 
Winslow. Yes, Harry Newman was 
with the party. The new Snyder of- 
fice in Chicago is at 81-85 West Ran- 
dolph street, opposite the Hotel Sher- 
man. Sammy Levy gave Mr. Winslow 
(his boss) for Christmas the nattiest 
little combination bathrobe and pajama 
suit (although it was rough on one 
side). Sammy said he paid for it with 
the money made by him the night 
"Watch Your Step" opened. Sammy 
bought standing room, then sold his 
place to two people. 



Are your New Year resolutions go- 
ing to do you any good this year? 

According to reports, "From Sadie 
to Gus" did a Brodie this year. The 
only one who doesn't think so is 
Georgie O'Brien. He looked like a 
Parcel Post letter carrier on his way 
home Christmas Eve. 

Strictly Personal— Thanks, Felix, 
but why don't you let some one know 
where they can write you? 

Just when the River Shannon was 
about due to stop advertising Ireland, 
Tipperary comes along and makes it a 
headliner again. 

Sully the Barber has now retired to 
private life. It will take him about 
three months to get back the trade he 
lost last week. 

What They 8ay Christmas Day: 

"We have to do our frolics just the 
same. , 

"I hear they're going to have plum- 
pudding over in the boarding house." 

"Last Christmas we were on the Big 

"Did you see any packages around 
here for me?" 

"So far aU I got was a wire that next 
week was off." 

"If we were playing our home town 
today, we'd have you all down to the 

"I got a Christmas card from my 1 old 
partner, must have broke his heart to 
send it" 

"Cheer up, it will be all over to- 

"Did I go to Church? Sure, I go 
every Christmas." 

"It's the only day I miss being 

"That's the kid in the dressing-room 
playing with his toys." 

"Presents? You're all booked up, 
what are you kicking about?" 


The comedian Mt In bit dressing-room 

Donning bis make-up gar — 
A dab of wblU and a streak of red— 

Than ho brooked a tsar awsy: 
For he'd Just been reading a Utter. 

Prom the folks back home— that's all. 
But oh ! what a message of lasting lore 

Was spelt In that homely scrawl I 

Twas Just a few days before Christmas, 

And the same old yearly prayer 
Came yearningly from the old folks — 

They wished be were only there ; 
"But I haven't the time, he murmured, 

Thought I haven't been home In years, 
But I'm booked at the Globe and It means a 

And he snuffled away his tears. 

What's that? from the stage beyond him 

A strain of music low, 
Some woman was singing an old, old song 

He had known In the long ago ; 
He stopped In his make-up and waited 

For the melody faint to come— 
And then he knew 'twas a lullaby 

That his mother used to hum. 

Then back with a rush came the memories 

He's buried for years and years, 
Tbe loves he'd been almost forgetting 

Mid his cares and his worries and feara ; 
And be saw the old place In the twilight — 

Just as It used to be, 
Then a tear trickled down through the carmine 

And lit on his spangled knee 

"A messenger quick 1" he shouted 

As the call-boy paused at his door, 
Then he asked with a whoop for a telegram 
From the messenger's goodly storo; 
"What's up?" to himself said the rail-boy, 

"I bell ere he's dips in the dome." 
Then the funny man wrote: "Just cancel the 
For Christmas— I'm going home J" 

John P. MulgrwD. 




William Winter, for years dramatic critic 
of tbe New York Tribune, but for several 
year* who has retired from active newspaper 
work. Is on a lecture tour through New Eng- 
land. His subject Is "Joseph Jefferson and 
His Life." 

Frank Wllstach waB in Chicago with a 
Shubert Hhow last week. To help make his 
Christmas a Joyful one his wife and daughter 
Joined him there for a visit 

George H. Uroadhurst is reported having a 
new play in mind which fits Edmund Brecse 
to a T and that he will be started in it early 
in tbe spring. 

The following have gone on the road in 
the "Help Wanted" show promoted by Jack 
I^ult and John Kafferty of Chicago : Bertha 
Julian, Kay Robey, Alice Pattek, Oeraldlne 
Blair, Richardson Cotter und Jane Hampton. 

During the past two weeks the Agents and 
Managers' Association has received twenty-two 
applications for membership, nine of these be- 
ing from house managers. The Association 
expects to move to new and more commodious 
quarters shortly. 

E. J. Buckley, who was the agent of "The 
Conspiracy" last season, is managing the King 
Edward Hotel, Buffalo, N. Y. 

The picture men have been breaking into 
the public prints with unusual emphasis this 
week. EVen the staid New York Times devoted 
the better part of a column to an Interview 
with Pat Powers on lower prices for the pic- 
ture houses, and followed it up with half a 
column of comment on "Economics of the 
Movies." Then another film man broke into 
the Sun with a counter argument for higher 
prices and better shows in the cinema theatres. 
The Times ran a page picture ad. last Sunday* 
That was "new business" for the paper. 

"The Singer" Is the title of a "musical 
drama" written by David Starr for Adele 
Rotlni, the soprano singer, who has been play- 
ing on the vaudeville circuits. It is scheduled 
to open Jan. 14 in the South. 

Jos. Hart's press department sends out 
word this week that that manager has three 
productions in preparation. They are a play- 
let, "A Breath of Old Virginia." featuring 
Jane Keith; "The Oirl Across the Way," 
with Arthur Aylesworth and Mabel Fremyear, 
and a musical play, "Up a Tree," with Wini- 
fred Seagrum and Mildred Barrett. 

Fiske OHara resumed his tour in "Jack's 
Romance" late last week. He Is scheduled to 
reach New York with it soon. 

Jack Norworth in a letter from London, 
dated Dec. 15, to friends on this side, recorded 
the fact that he bad been commanded to appear 
before the Prince of Wales and Sir John 
French, tbe British general, In Boulogne on 
Christmas Eve. 

For the present Richard Lambert is looking 
after the Oliver Morosco press department 

William de Wagstaffe, formerly of the Lieb- 
ler A Co. press staff, is handling the advance 
for the Mrs. Pat Campbell tour. 

The cast for the Marie Cahill show, which 
opened New Year's Eve in Syracuse, comprised 
Otis Harlan. Victor Morley, Ed. Martlndale, 
Philip Sheffield, Geoffrey Stein, Florence Dil- 
lon, Dorothy Arthur, Ralph Nairn, Eleanor 
Henry. Others may be added before the show 
makes Its proposed Broadway premier. 

Margaret Anglln resumed her road tour this 
week in New Jersey. 

One of the most sucessful publicity coups 
of the season was the performance on Christ- 
mas day of William A. Brady's "Sinners" 
with Alice Brady before the prisoners of Sing 
Sing. Tbe following morning every news- 
paper in New York carried tbe story under a 
front page spread head. Leander Richardson 
put it over. 

In an effort to force settlement of a claim 
against Georgo Grossmlth and Edward 
Laurlllard arising out of the London pro- 
duction of "Potash & Perlmutter." George 
Lederer a few days ago levied against "To- 
night's the Night," owned by the two English- 
men. The proceedings came up In New Haven 
the day before the New York opening. The 
Shuberts gave bond In $23,000 and the prop- 
erty was released. 

Burr Mcintosh and Mrs. Jean Snowden 
Luther were married Christmas evening In 
New York, but the announcement was not 
made until Monday. 

The Purpose Piny Society was incorporated 
in New York a few days ago. Its purpose is 
to produce the plays of Eugene Brleuz. Rich- 
ard Bennett, who Is to produce "Maternity" 
at the Princess. Is understood to be behind 
the society. When "Damaged Goods" was 
first shown, persons who desired to witness 
the performance had to Join a similar society. 
It Is understood the Purpose Plays Society 
was formed with a like object, threats having 

been made that the authorities would be 
abked lo iutertere II "Maternity " were giveu 
puimc presentation. 

Wlllium 1'iernan has assumed the manage- 
ment ol the Grand, Brooklyn. 

Charley Winston, the new manager of the 
Empire at Norm Adams, MaBU., last week es- 
tuoiisned a rattier uangerous precedent lor 
house managers tnrouguout tbe country. He 
had advertised a six-act bill and Monday after- 
noon with a good house received word that a 
song and dance act had missed its train and 
would *not arrive until evening. Winston, who 
was lormeriy press agent for one oi the Keith 
houses in Boston and is said to be the young- 
est manager in the east, put on a full Dill as 
promised in his advertising by going on him- 
self. What he lacked In ability he made up 
in nerve, pulling u few new gags and a lot 
of old ones, he closed with three songs with 
the orchestra pluylng by ear and escaped un- 
injured and unrecognized through having 
daubed himself with burned cork. He had 
never set loot on a professional stage in his 
life, even to make an announcement in the 
capacity of manager until he "tilled the bill" 
Monday matinee. 'ihe Boston newspapers 
carrleu the story big and all Winston would 
say when interviewed was : * I'm glad It 
wasn't a Juggling act that failed to arrive." 


Hello Broadway. 

The new Coban piece happens to be de- 
scribed as a crazy quilt, it is certainly a 
crazy comforter. It is addressed to Broad- 
way and Broadway Is sure to be pleased. — 

What's the use talking about it? Mr. Co- 
han is not only an entertainer, a dancer, a 
humorist— he is a New York institution. — 

The lie. 

For two acts "The Lie" is "talky," prepar- 
ing the audience slowly for the bombshell 
which bursts in the third act. When this 
moment arrived the superb acting of Miss 
Illington swept the audience off its feet and 
stamped the dramatist's work as his best in 
years and as a great piece of playwritlng. — 

This new Jones drama is markedly char- 
acterized by a cautious and elaborate in- 
genuity. Tbe whole structure of the play 
rests upon a false statement and the truth is 
kept hidden from all those It most vitally and 
tragically concerns, not merely through the 
silence of the liar, but by a series of unin- 
tentionally, misleading conversations and the 
accidents of untimely interruptions. — Times. 

To-NI*kt's the Nlffht. 

An exceedingly English musical comedy 
Whenever the tun lagged, which It did every 
once in a while, the half hundred or so young 
women came dancing on, and then every one in 
the audience beamed with Joy. — Times. 

"To-Nlght's the Night" Isn't a whole night 
of course ; it's only about three hours. But 
Its an excellent place to start from. — Herald. 

The Sons of Soagrsw 

So sensationally trank, free and vulgar In 
speech was Mr. Edward Sheldon's play "The 
Song of Songs," which Mr. A. H. Woods pro- 
duced at the Eltlnge theatre last night, that 
sophisticated first nigbters gasped, and stared 
at one another. — Herald. 

The play, as It stands, is in crying need of 
vigorous alteration, but much of it is deeply 
interesting and much of it Is beautifully play- 
ed. — Times. 

Just Herself. 

A poor excuse for introducing the little 
dancer as an actress. — Times. 

"Just Herself" Is what Miss Lopokova really 
is in this play — naive, graceful and pretty. 
But when she is not on the stage, or when 
Miss Mayhew Is not amusing the audience, 
"Just Herself" Is very scant entertainment — 

Poor Little Thin*. 

An amusing play, quietly humorous through- 
out. — Times. 

It Is what might be termed mild, Intellec- 
tual entertainment which emphasized good 
acting.— Herald. 


„_ . , Lady Luxury. 

Lady Luxury" Is a good entertainment of 
Its kind. — Herald. 

"Lady Luxury" would be considerably im- 
proved by the addition of at least one real 
catchy song and a few more pretty girls In 
the chorus.- Times. 

A Mix Up. 

The action as farce Is In Itself rather light 
walsted. but not after Miss Dressier encoun- 
ters It, for then it broadens and gains In 
height until It reaches the stature of a laugh- 
ing success. She was on the stage most of 

the time, and she was as funny-as-if not 
funnier than — ever. — Herald. 

In her own ample person, Marie Dressier 
is expertly and enormously amusing, and it 
is a pity to see such gifts for laughter be- 
stowed on bo stale and unprofitable a farce. — 

The Silent Voice. 

"Tbe Silent Voice," admirably staged, is 
a play of real human interest, abounding in 
imagination, sentiment and pathos, and la 
bound to appeal to theatregoers, particularly 
to the fair sex. And Mr. Skinner's acting 
again stamped him a great artist He is, 
among American actors, in a class quite by 
himself. — Herald. 

"The Silent Voice" is one of the conspicu- 
ously cinematographic plays of the current 
season. It leaps as nimbly as It can from 
library to driveway, from house-top to park 
bench, and in the process much of the force 
of Mr. Morris's Idea is sadly dissipated.— 


Chicago, Dec 30. 

"At the Ball/' a musical play with 
T. Roy Barnes featured, opened Christ- 
mas Eve at the American music hall. 
The piece was formerly known as "Miss 
Daisy," but has been revamped and 
much improved. Edwin T. Emery 
came on from New York for the 
premier and made some changes which 
have added to the general good effect. 
The book is by Phillip Bartholomae 
and Alice Gerstenberg with dances by 
Jack Mason. 

Mr. Barnes, who carries the love in- 
terest as well as the burden of the 
comedy, won a big personal triumph 
and carried off all honors. His work 
is clean-cut and he is getting a vast 
number of laughs out of his lines. 

Others in the cast doing well are 
Alice Hegeman, in a character role; 
Anna Wheaton, Olga Cook and Ray 
Bowden. The cast is juvenile in ap- 
pearance and the show is light and 
pretty. It will probably remain at this 
house a month and has been growing 
in favor since opening. 

Chicago, Dec. 30. 
"At the Ball" closes this Saturday 
and will return to New York. 


"Lady Luxury" is reported as clos- 
ing at the Casino Saturday night. The 
show opened Christmas night after 
having been well received out of town. 
The New York reviewers put the piece 
on the pan. 


"Papa's Darling" will end its season 
at the Grand opera house, New York, 
this Saturday. The company will be 
disbanded and the production sent to 
the storehouse. 


Philadelphia, Dec. 30. 
Lew Fields' production of "Suzi" will 
very likely end its season here Jan. 9. 


Pittsburgh, Dec. 30. 

Following its engagement at the Al- 
vin last week, "A Pair of Sixes" under- 
went reorganization. 

Hale Hamilton and his wife, Myrtle 
Tannehill, left the company to re- 
hearse a new play. Frank Mclntyre, 
it was announced, will be sent by H. 
H Frazee to take Hamilton's place 
when the combined Chicago and East- 
ern companies open in Boston. 

Sam Hardy, Oza Waldrop, Maude 
i'dburne and Fritz Williams are also 
n the reorganized company. 


Christmas week brought a lull in the 
activities around the quarters of the 
United Protective Managers' Associa- 
tion toward the stopping of wholesale 
pirating of plays by small companies 
on the road throughout the United 
States and Canada. 

Attorney Lignon Johnson started 
Tuesday to push court proceedings 
against the alleged "pirates" now under 
indictment in various sections. Several 
other company managers came under 
suspicion the past week and as soon as 
substantial proof is in, the association 
will proceed accordingly. 

Some new developments upon the 
Canadian situation are expected to ma- 
ture within the next fortnight 


"What's Going On" is the name of a 
new musical farce that will be produced 
in Boston in about four weeks. Walter 
Lawrence will be in charge of the piece 
for John Cort. Al Foster will stage the 

The cast will contain Frances Ken- 
nedy, Hughie Flaherty, Dorothy Webb 
and others. The chorus will probably 
be made up of eight girls and eight 
men, though it is not certain that the 
latter will be used. 

The show, after a short run in Bos- 
ton, will come into the Cort, New York. 


A petition in bankruptcy was filed 
by Harrison Grey Fiske Wednesday. 
It gave his liabilities as $98,000. $7,- 
800 of this amount is due Klaw & Er- 
langer for money loaned. Lydia 
Lopokova is a creditor to the extent 
of $150, her salary due when "Just Her- 
self" closed Tuesday. Mr. Fiske pro- 
duced that piece. 

Mrs. Fiske has a claim of $661, money 


Chicago, Dec. 30. 
George Stoddard, Frederick Heren- 
deen and Hugo Frey have completed a 
revue. They are going to back the pro- 
ject personally, and expect to have the 
production in readiness before Feb. 1. 


Philadelphia, Dec. 30. 
"The Little Theatre will be forced 
to close its doors at the end of Janu- 
ary unless it is given more than the 
present casual support," is the an- 
nouncement by Mrs. Beuhla E. Jay, 
founder and president of the theatre, 
which at present is said to be operat- 
ing at a weekly loss of approximately 


Charles Frohman's production of 
"Driven" at the Empire theatre will 
close Saturday. 

The house will remain dark until the 
new piece in which Ethel Barrymore 
is to star is in readiness. Bruce McRae 
is to be Miss Barrymore's support. 


Hartford, Conn., Dec. 30 
Thomas W. Ryley's "The Queen of 
the Movies" closes its tour here at 
Parson's theatre on Saturday night. 



T* * 


Bj O. L. HALL 

Dramatic Reviewer for the Chicago Dally Journal. 

Chicago, Dec. 28. this week and last with few changes 

It is no secret the metropolis of this 
wide land has been unable this season 
to give a fair measure of patronage to 
the majority of its theatrical attrac- 
tions. The plays that have created a 
mild interest, or no interest at all, 
have outnumbered the payers of divi- 
dends, and yet, to the neglect of places 
of large population distantly removed 
from our eastern littoral, the managers 
have despairingly abandoned plays 
neglected by New York and have hope- 
fully produced new entertainments for 
that over-theatred community. 

Whether it has been due to a short- 
age of carfare or to lack of faith in 
the more prosperous and less excit- 
able interior of this country a middle- 
westerner has no way of knowing, but 
one cause or the other has restrained 
managers from sending more than a 
few hour's ride from New York new 
plays requiring a test of their value. 

It is admitted by the masters of the 
American theatre that Chicago (a 
refuge for "No. 2" companies) has 
been in better condition theatrically 
this season than any other city of con- 
siderable size. If the total intake of 
the Chicago theatres has declined some- 
what in recent weeks, it has been due 
to the retention in several houses of 
attractions that, after many months of 
honorable service, have passed the high 
point of public favor. 

To keep up a lively interest in the 
theatre it is necessary to make fre- 
quent disclosure of novelty, to engage 
in attractive experiment, and to avoid 
as much as possible the exploitation of 
"duplicate" productions. The success 
of duplicate, or "No. 2," productions in 
the middle west this season would 
seem to suggest experiment there with 
new works, but the managers appear 
to prefer to let the opportunity slip 


It is officially declared that all Chi- 
cago theatres show a profit on the sea- 
son to date, which is sufficient indica- 
tion of a healthy condition in the mid- 
dle west and particularly in its most 
populous centre. In view of this con- 
dition, it would seem certain that many 
of the plays that have gone to im- 
mediate failure in the east would have 
met in the middle west a fair chance 
of success, and their producers, by in- 
vesting a little money in railroad tick- 
ets, might have found a way of re- 
covering the large sums of money they 
have thrown away speculating on the 
favor of the east. 

The east has had numerous successes 
of esteem for which there has been no 
box office reward. The middle west 
has not be' n permi* „ :d by the man- 
agers to show it? attitude this season 
towan.. exp' j nv.< iiijil productions, but 
its liberal resp< nses to the moderate 
lure of plays th;.t have run their course 
elsewhere indicates that the producers' 
neglect of the hc.irt of the country has 
cost tl em a p: tt; penny. 


llirrc v as . <. a 1 endoscopic change of 
attractions in t' c Jew York theatres 

on the docket for next week. 

No business closed up the Lydia 
Lopokova show, "Just Herself," Tues- 
day at the Playhouse, leaving the 
house dark until Jan. 6, when the new 
Owen Davis play, "Sinners," opens 
there with Robert Edeson, Charles 
Richman, Alice Brady, Emma Dunn, 
Gertrude Dallas, Walter Walker, Fran- 
ces McLeod, John Cromwell and 
James Seeley. 

This is the last week of the Princess 
Players at the Princess. A new stock 
company, headed by Richard Bennett, 
assumes possession of the theatre next 
week, when "Maternity" will be pro- 
duced. Jan. 6 the newspaper men by 
special invitation will attend. The per- 
formances the remainder of the week 
will be for women only. The Bennett 
Co. was incorporated Dec. 29 at Al- 
bany under the name of the Purpose 
Play Co. 

"So Much for So Much" was re- 
placed Wednesday night at the Long- 
acre by "Secret Strings," with Lou 
Tellengen featured. 

Marie Dressier is now at the 39th 
Street in a new piece, "A Mix Up," 
opening Monday night. The Belgian 
war pictures closed there Saturday 

Otis Skinner in "The Silent Voice" 
is the Liberty attraction, opening 
Tuesday night. "Driven" leaves the 
Empire Saturday night. 

The Harris has a new tenant in Mar- 
garet Illington, who is playing "The 
Lie," opening Christmas Eve. 

"Lady Luxury" opened at the 
Casino Christmas Day, while "Hello 
Broadway," the George M. Cohan 
revue, also got under way that date 
at the Astor. 

Other changes were at the Shubert, 
where "Tonight's the Night" opened 
Dec. 24, and at the El tinge, where 
"The Song of Songs" started last 
week. The new Bandbox theatre 
opened Dec. 22 with "Poor Little 

Douglas Fairbanks is back in the 
legitimate, opening in "The Show 
Shop," formerly "The Spotlight," and 
then later "The Limelight" at the 
Hudson Thursday eve. ,_ 


Joe Weber is to star Ann Swinburne 
in a new operetta by Victor Herbert. 
The production is to be in readiness by 
Feb. 1. 

It is stated a certain big music pub- 
lisher in New York is to be one of the 
financial backers of the show. Freder- 
ick Latham is to produce the piece. 


New Orleans, Dec. 30. 

Reuben McBroom, a wealthy theat- 
rical manager of the south, was shot 
one day last week by his wife, who is 
suing for divorce. 

The bullet pierced the left lung. There 
is little hope for his recovery. 

If you don't adverttso In VARIETY, 
don't advortUo 


Boston, Dec. 30. 

Openings Monday night brought 

"Seven Keys" at the Tremont to a 

smashing big house, made possible by 
the purchase of a major portion of 
the seats by the Boston Press Club 
as a tribute to author Earl Derr Big- 
gers, formerly a local dramatic critic; 
"A Pair of Sixes" at the Wilbur to 
good house, and Robert Mantell at the 
Majestic, fair house. 

The new Toy theatre on Dartmouth 
street opened Saturday night. It is a 
cozy little structure, ideally adapted to 
small productions and try-outs of 
amateur efforts. 

Friday night is the opening of the 
Boston opera house in one of the bold- 
est ventures made here in years. 
Henry Jewett two years ago tried a 
summer stock venture at the Plymouth, 
which ended in an inglorious fizzle. 
This time he is trying to offer Shake- 
speare in the heart of the wealthy 
Back Bay at a 50-cent top in one of 
the finest equipped theatres in America, 
the structure built for the Boston 
Opera Company. Jewett will act only 
in a managerial capacity. The first 
week he will use "As You Like It"; 
second week, "Romeo and Juliet"; 
'Merry Wives of Windsor," third 
week, and "Julius Caesar," the fourth. 
The outlook was gloomy enough when 
Jewett mapped it out, and he forgot 
entirely Mantell was opening this Mon- 
day at the Majestic in a similar 
Shakesperean repertoire, which will 
sate the public with heavy stuff for 
another year. 

Next week brings "Diplomacy" to 
the Hollis to succeed Ann Murdock in 
"The Beautiful Adventure," and the 
underlines are Billie Burke in "Jerry" 
and Rose Stahl in "A Perfect Lady." 

"The Midnight Girl" opens at the 
Shubert Jan. 4, and may hurt "The 
Girl from Utah," now here without 
competition in its class. 

Los Angeles, Dec. 30. 
"The Poor Little Rich Girl" opened 
to only fair business at the Morosco 
Monday, but the prospect is that pat- 
ronage will pick up. "When Dreams 
Come True" is drawing only half 
houses at the Majestic. Kolb and Dill 
are doing well in their third week. 
"Baby Mine" is pulling the usual busi- 
ness at the Burbank. 


New Orleans, Dec. 30. 

Maude Adams is attracting large 
audiences to the Tulane. Percy Has- 
well opened to capacity at the Crescent. 
Large matinees and fair night atten- 
dance marked the first week. 

Supported by the racing element bur- 
lesque is prospering at the Dauphine. 

Robert Mansfield Players at the 
Lyric, doing practically nothing. 


"Half a Bride" is the title of the 
new starring vehicle for Grace George 
under the management of William A. 
Brady. It is by William J. Hulbert. 
Joe Coyne has been engaged for the 


Chicago, Dec. 30. 

"Our Children," by Louis Anspacher, 
with Henry Kolker in the leading part, 
was shown at a dress rehearsal Sun- 
day evening. Basing judgment on that 
unsatisfactory form of presentation, 
many believed the piece promised to 
rival "The Music Master" in its sym- 
pathetic appeal. 

The story concerns the fortunes of 
two German families, one of modern 
tendencies and the other of the old 
school in which parental love goes to 
extremes of indulgence at times and 
then swings to the other extreme of 

Mr. Kolker is the modern German 
and Thomas McLarnie, the old-fashion- 
ed type. Oliver Morosco stands for 
the piece which was staged by Franck- 
lyn Underwood. The cast includes 
Christine Norman, Mine Bauermeister, 
Charles Ruggles and Francklyn Under- 


Idaho Falls, Idaho, Dec. 30. 
"The Call of the West," under the 
direction of Edwin Strong, closed here. 

"A Woman's Sacrifice" on the sticks 
has come to an end. The promoter, E. 
H. Ramsay, has taken up picture exhi- 

Boston, Dec. 30. 
The company presenting "The Beau- 
tiful Adventure" at the Hollis Street 
theatre will end its season Saturday 
night. The show will be sent to the 
storehouse and the company disbanded. 

Rochester, Dec. 30. 
The "No. 1" "Kitty MacKay" will 
close here Jan. 6 after playing an en- 
gagement of three days. 

Chicago, Dec. 30. 
"The Candy Shop" will close at the 
La Salle Jan. 9. 

The "Excuse Me" company playv 
ing through Michigan closes in Grand 
Rapids New Year's, the notice having 
been posted in Detroit. 

Cleveland, Dec. 30. 
"The Blindness of Virtue" is re- 
ported as closing its tour here Jan. 9. 


San Francisco, Dec. 30. 

Forbes Robertson and Co. are doing 
business at the Cort. 

At the Columbia "The Yellow 
Ticket" is doing fair business. 

The revival of "Three Twins" at the 
Gaiety is drawing satisfactorily. 

Stock at the Alcazar where "Shore 
Acres" is the current attraction is 
drawing fairly well 


Chicago, Dec. 30. 
"The New Henrietta" was produced 
Sunday night at the Cort before a 
large and appreciative audience. "The 
Whirl of the World," with Eugene and 
Willie Howard in stellar places, came 
to the Garrick on the same night and 
was largely attended. The show ran 
all summer at Cohan's Grand, but still 
appears to have big drawing power. 





It takes the average woman four 
hours to wash her hair and then she 
forgets all about her face. 


"They say she has everything." 
"I met her at the stage door today 
and she introduced me to an old man 
as her uncle. My Gawd, what some of 
these dames try to shoot over!" 

"A fool and his money might soon 
be parted but the fool has an awfully 
good time while it lasts." 

A man in Toronto, the other day, 
used ten sheets of large hotel letter 
paper in writing a single missive to a 
chorus girl, but if he had wired to her 
he could have told her all she wanted 
to know in the allotted ten words. 

A man travelling on the road will 
look out of a car window for an hour 
waiting to see a tovn and then when 
he reaches it there is a string of box 
cars in front of it 

An actor spent $6.40 over a bar in 
Philadelphia Friday, telling some 
friends how he was economizing. 

We know from infancy that God 
gave us but one life to live but one real- 
izes after spending a Sunday in Balti- 
more that he gave us a thousand to 

After one has had a little experience 
with a chorus girl he realizes that the 
light that lies in woman's eyes certain- 
ly does. 


"How many different girls have you 
told that to?" 

"Oh! That's all well enough to tell 
me, but I bet I'll never hear from you 
after you leave town." 

"They can say whatever they please 
about me but there isn't a stitch on my 
back I didn't pay for out of my own 

In a recent interview, George Lcd- 
erer said chorus girls aren't the same 
as they were fifteen years ago. Look- 
ing over some of the present day 
choruses one would conclude that- they 
are the same as they were twenty-five 
years ago. 

Phil Ryley of the "High Jinks" com- 
pany going from Philadelphia to New 
York to spend Sunday there, got into 
the smoking compartment of a Penn- 
sylvania parlor car and soon was in 
conversation with several travelling 
men. The theme was absent-minded- 

In the midst of a long speech, Riley 
suddenly jumped to his feet and ex- 
claimed: "My God." 

"What's the trouble," some one in- 
quired, "did you forget something?" 

"Yes," answered the actor. "I left my 
wife and daughter waiting for me in a 

After all of the frenzy about benefits 

for Belgians dies down some kind- 
hearted person will probably promote 
a benefit for the Theatrical Producers 
of America. 


The treasurer at one of the leading 
theatres in Detroit owns an expensive 

Eddie Bower, stage manager for 
"High Jinks/' says Ford cars should 
be made to run on sidewalks so they 
cannot get in the way of automobiles. 

Advice for Advance Agents. 

Don't try to touch Oshel at the 
Teck, Buffalo, for more than twenty 
dollars. And then that will cause you 
some trouble. 

The rate of interest in Detroit is 
now ten per cent, and pledges are kept 
only for three months. 

They won't hold an Erie train out 
of Wilkesbarre for a theatrical com- 
pany, but don't let that worry you. 
Even if you should happen to be an 
hour late you'll get to the station be- 
fore the incoming train. 

The stenographer at the Lyric thea- 
tre, Philadelphia, puts the cost of your 
stamps on the typewriter bill without 
mentioning it 

The dramatic critic of the Cleveland 
Plain Dealer purchases every time you 


Things are quiet theatrically around 
the Liebler & Co. offices since the re- 
cent receivership went into effect. 
The receiver reduced the running ex- 

There is a report 'The Garden of 

Paradise" may go on tour after New 

Year's, but this is not likely owing to 
the heavy expense entailed in the big 

show's production. 

Liebler*s are doing splendid business 
with Cyril Maude and "Grumpy" at the 
Plymouth, Boston, where the show 
will continue indefinitely. The "Dis- 
raeli" show, playing western dates, in 
Seattle Christmas, is coming east again. 
The George Arliss "Disraeli" Co. will 
flay west until spring. 

Several changes have been made in 
the "Joseph and His Brethren" show, 
in middlewest territory. Frederic 
Stanhope has replaced Stage Manager 
Currey. In the Katherine Kaelred 
role now is Irma Lerner. 

Ziegfeld Denies Wayburn. 

Flo Ziegfeld has issued a statement 
saying no producer has yet been select- 
ed for his next production of "The 
Follies." It had been reported / Ned 
Wayburn would attend to the staging 
of that show. He is now putting on 
Zicgfeld's Mid-night Frolic, "Stop Your 
Watch" for the Amsterdam Roof. 

If jrou doa't mdrtUm fai VARIETY, 
ta't adnrtlM 


The holiday weeks, Christmas and 
New Year's, brought a brand new crop 
of theatrical productions to Broadway. 
Three new musical works were pre- 
sented, six new plays shown and the 
Band Box theatre opened with a new 
play and policy. Of the six plays, one 

has already been withdrawn, and of the 
musical pieces it seems as though one 
will close this Saturday and probably 
take to the road. 

During Christmas week, "Poor Little 
Thing" was presented at the Band 
Box theatre; "The Lie" with Margaret 
Illington at the Harris; "The Song 
of Songs" at the Eltinge; "Just Her- 
self with Lydia Lupokova at the 
Playhouse; "Tonight's the Night" at 
the Shubert; "Hello Broadway" with 
Cohan and Collier at the Astor, and 
"Lady Luxury" at the Casino. 

"The Song of Songs" opened to II,- 
250 and did about $1,100 on its second 
night with an advance sale of more 
than 14,000 being gathered the day 
after the opening. "Just Herself 
closed at the Playhouse after the Mon- 
day night performance this week. 
There was $29 in the house Monday 
night, and Tuesday the star was in- 
formed there would be no performance. 
"Lady Luxury" at the Casino may not 
last longer than this week in New 
York and then take to the road. The 
one hit of the collection is "Hello 
Broadway," which got over with a 
bang at the Astor. 

This week Marie Dressier opened 
at the 39th Street in a farce, entitled 
"A Mix Up," a rough comedy piece, 
well received by the critics. Otis Skin- 
ner in "The Silent Voice" reopened 
the Liberty Tuesday night, and 
"Wednesday night H. H. Frazee pre- 
sented Lou Tellegen in "Secret 
Strings" at the Longacre. 

The thrice renamed James Forbes 
play with Douglas Fairbanks, now 
called "The Show Shop," opened on 
New Year's Eve at the Hudson. 

The Essence of Daintiness and Refinement 

World's Premiere Exponents of the Harp and Treble Saxophone, 
Introducing the Only Genuine Irish Harp on the Vaudeville Stage. 
Made expressly for Mr. Diamond by J. McFall, of Belfast, Ireland. 
Miss Beatrice has been called by musical critics the greatest lady soprano saxophone soloist 
in the world, while Mr. Diamond is a harpist of international renown. 

This Week (Dec. 28), Hammerstein'i, New York 


This week will witness the passing 
of the record held by "The Merry 
Widow" for receipts at the Amster- 
dam theatre. Charles Dillingham's 
"Watch Your Step" is the attraction 
that will turn the trick. 

By Wednesday of this week those 
on the inside knew the old record 
would be smashed by almost $2,000. 
The mark made by the "Widow" was 
in a week with four matinees. To off- 
set this there will be three matinees of 
"Watch Your Step" and the seats at 
the New Year's Eve performance were 
sold over the window for $3 apiece (or- 
chestra and balcony). The gallery got 
$1 a seat 

The estimated total on the week with 
the hotel extras is $27,600. 

With "Chin Chin" at the Globe do- 
ing about $25,000 on the week, getting 
$3.50 for the entire lower floor and $3 
for the balcony New Year's Eve, and 
an extra matinee Friday, the two Dil- 
lingham shows will show returns in ex- 
cess of $52,000 this week. This is said 
to be a record for any one manager on 
any one week in New York. 



There la evidently a new life being started 
In the sport from news received from all 
parts of the United Btates. Kinks are re- 
opening in cities and small towns and another 
skating boom haa been launched this winter 
and next season will again see a new genera- 
tion and the old sliding and scooting along 
over the smooth floors of the rinks. Skate 
manufacturers are putting on extra forces to 
turn out the new and improved skate which 
now makes roller skating a pleasure. There 
H, all told, over 1,000 rinks now in opera- 
tion today, the majority of these having been 
opened within the last eight weeks. 

One of the best moves for the furtherance 
of skating was made at the Hoffman House 
following the 24-hour race at Madison Square 
Garden, when an organisation was formed 
which will control roller skating in all its 
Branches throughout the United States. 

Tuesday night, December sa», the Board of 
Control met at Leo Brimm's office, and the 
following business was transacted: Chairman 
Carle Reynolds called the meeting to order 
and after many debates on rules, etc., rela- 
tive to racing, the Board got together on 
election count. 

The following were elected for the year 

Hon. President, Allan A. Blanchard. Chi- 

Presldent, Joseph W. Munch, Milwaukee. 
First Vice President, Barle Reynolds; also 
Chairman Racing Board. 

Secretary and Treasurer, Joseph J. Brimm, 
48 Warren street. New York. 

Other Vice Presidents elected were: H. W. 
Baalish. Buffalo, N. Y. ; Rodney Peters, St 
Louis; B. M. Moar, Cincinnati; Geo. Weeden, 
Charleston, W. Vs.; Joe Raub, Indianapolis; 
Bam Harrison, Detroit 

Barle Reynolds, W. A. Parsons, Win. H. 
Blackwell, James B. Donegan, Jack Farrell. 
B B. Barnes, Patrick Harmon, John Mc- 
Cormack, Roy E. Davis. 

Geo. W. Peters, Dr. A. Walker. 

Sam Harrison, Walter Osmun, James R. 

Geo. A. Weeden, A. Gilbert, Charleston, W. 

B M. Moar, W. 8. Page, Brenamour. 

Howard Fielding, Joseph Munch. 

H. W. English, Lew Herschel. 

Wm. H. Carpenter, A. P. Pierce. 
Rollle Berkenheimer. 

Cavls W. Richardson. 

John Bell. 

John Bell, Pittsburgh. 
B. B. Barnes, Coliseum, Chicago. 
Patrick Harmon, Rivervlew, Chicago. 
B. M. Moar, Cincinnati. 
H. W. English. Buffalo. N. Y. ; Adolph Kell- 

Jos. W. Munch, Milwaukee; Thoe. Andrews. 

Geo. W. Peters, St Louis. 

Geo. W. Weeden, Charleston, W. Va. 

A. P. Pierce, Portland, Me.; C. L Har- 

R. S. Smylle and Walter Sutphen, Detroit 

Wm. Bordisier and Albert Bills, Nashville. 

Joseph Raub, Indianapolis. 

Frank Hammla, Philadelphia. 

Barle Reynolds, Geo. Callls, Sam Austin 
and B. V. Tuttle, New York City. 


California— Curtis H. WUtse, 1126 American 
avenub. Long Beach. 

Colorado— B. 8. Beymer, Auditorium Rink, 
(Trend Junction. 

Delaware — R. H. Kandever, Wilmington. 

District of Columbia— R. H. Whiting, Wash- 

Georgia— Albert Ellis, Atlanta Georgian, At- 

Illinois — Patrick Harmon, Rivervlew Rink, 

Indiana — Joe Raub, Board of Trade, In- 

Iowa — Charles B. Wetherbee, Rivervlew 
Rink, Sioux City. 

Kansas — James McCabe, Atchison. 

Louisiana— Col. Baker, News Tribune, New 

Maine— A. P. Pierce, Rockland. 

Maryland— Cavis W. Richardson, 316 North 
Utah street, Baltimore. 

Michigan— Walter Ossman, 39 Jefferson ave- 
nue, Detroit 

Minnesota — Charles Lokerman, Elite Rink, 

Missouri— Rodney Peters, Palladium Rink, 
St. Louis. 

New England— William H. Carpenter, 170 
South street, Providence. 

New Jersey— Al Painter, Palace Rink, Jer- 
sey City. 

New York— J. F. Farrel, New York Theater 

Ohio— W. E. Genno, Roller Rink, Akron. 

Oklahoma — C F. Perry, Auditorium Rink, 
Oklahoma City. 

Oregon— James Bodine, 311 North 10th 
street, Portland. 

Pennsylvania — John Bell, Motor Garden, 

ienutiotfee — Billy Bowsler, Mammoth Rink, 

Texas— Sydney F. Wharton, 006 North Vir- 
ginia avenue, ail Paso. 

Utah— Dr. H. A. Wry bock, 707 Judge Build- 
ing, bait Lake City. 

Virginia— w. *'. Bale, 216 West Garcy 
street, Richmond. 

West Virginia — George E. Weedon, Armory 
Kink, Charleston. 

Wisconsin— Jos. W. Munch. Rivervlew Rink, 

During the meeting of the Board of Con- 
trol many letters were read from rink man- 
agers and skaters from all over the country 
ouerlng their services to promote the new 
organisation which haa long been neeaed for 
roller skating. 

It waa decided that under no circumstances 
would the new organisation interfere in any 
way with ice skating or other sports away 
from roller akating and that all amateurs 
racing under the rules of the N. 8. A. would 
be accepted by the A. A. U. of America. 

John Bell, of Pittsburgh, who has hsld three 
worlds championships, eaya he la ready to 
Join in for a circuit of aiz citlee for a week's 
racing in each and will give aa much money 
as any one. Mr. Bell will also be a bidder 
for the world'a champlonahlp meet At this 
meet prises worth over f 1,000 will be given to 
the racers. 

W. A. Parson is trying to out do Crawford 
4k Wilkins, of England. Mr. Parson is open- 
ing up from two to three rinks every week. 

The head man for the Crawford ft Wilkins 
firm, who had over 30 rinks in Great Britain 
some few yeara ago, la now manager of the 
big Coliseum, Chicago. 

Next week's Variety will have a atory of 
a portable bank track for professional racing. 

William Blackwell la now the manager of 
the Grand Central Palace, New York, and 
his company Will own three more rinks soon, 
two in New York, 

John J. Bell haa opened the Motor Bq.. 
Garden, Pittsburgh, aa a akating rink, having 
tranaformed the premises into one of the 
prettiest rinks in the middle west. Big busi- 
ness rewarded the move from the atari. 

"Keo" haa just closed a season with the 
Barnum-Balley Circus and will play the 
rinks and vaudeville for the balance of the 

The directors of the ice rink at Syracuae 
decided to discontinue skating. The rink 
waa one of the moet modern in the country. 
It haa been sold to the city to be converted 
into a market 

The DeLose Roller Rink at Newark, N. J.. 
is under the management of Alfred Pointer, 
late of the American Skating Rink at Vienna. 
It has no competition. 

Geo. A. Williams, manager of the rink at 
Plattaburg, N. Y., has under reconstruction 
another first-class rink, to be In operation 

Manager W. E. Genno, who operatee a num- 
ber of rinks throughout the United States and 
Canada, has a new rink at Zaneevllle, under 
the management of Al. Ackerman, former 
manager of the Palace, Plqua, O. 

The new skating rink at Honolulu, under 
the management of Jack LeClair, ia doing fair 


Truckee, Cal., Dec. 30. 

The Winter Carnival or "Festival of 
the Snow/' promoted and given an- 
nually by the Truckee Chamber of 
Commerce, began Christmas day with 
a good sized crowd of visitors in at- 

The ski jumping contest to beat the 
present world's record proved to be 
the feature, while sleighing, skating, 
toboggan-sliding and the customary 
outdoor amusements are being enjoyed 
by the crowds. 

The Palace of Ice, the skating rink, 
the toboggan slide, the stables of 
horses, the skis, the dogs — in tact, 
everything in town was gaily decor- 
ated in carnival color. Everything 
seems to indicate the winter carnival 
will prove a success. 


San Francisco, Dec. 30. 

There seems to be some doubt about 
the success of the street carnival pro- 
moted and given by the Indoor Yacht 
Club at Union Square, San Francisco, 
Dec. 19, 20, 21 and 22, for the purpose 
of raising funds to make the homeless 
kiddies' illusion of Santa Claus mater- 

The promoters claim the affair was a 
huge success from a hnancial stand- 
point, while many of the 'concession- 
aires aver they hardly made a nickel. 

The two blocks roped off for dancing 
on the street at 25 cents each for the 
evening were well patronized. 

Another feature was the open air 
cabaret show given on a raised plat- 

The attractions consisted of "The 
Missing Link," "Liberian Ground Hog," 
"The Wild Girl," Major Simon, Ferris 
Wheel, Merry-go-round, Ten-in-one 
Show, Glass Show, Hawaiian Show, 
Wad Girl Snake Show, "Whirl of 
Death," Dr. Catz and Oriental Dancers, 
Fat Lady, Fortune Teller, Wild West 
Show and others. 


Syracuse, Dec 30. 
The Arena will be dark this winter, 
and backers of the Syracuse hockey 
team have abandoned all efforts to have 
a team this season. No reason is given 
by the management. 


Philadelphia, Dec. 30. 

Four husky lion whelps, born last 
Wednesday in a local stable, were 
frozen to death Sunday night. The 
lion mother is a member of the troupe 
which Adgie has been exhibiting in 
vaudeville. The father of the cubs is 
"Teddy," who killed Adgie's partner 
in Chicago several months ago. 

Because of the recent panic in New 
York, when several lions escaped from 
their cages, Adgie's bookings have 
been canceled, and she is facing a com- 
plex problem of boarding 13 lions. 


Syracuse, Dec. 30. 
From a $110,000 amusement park to 
an almost worthless pile of junk is the 
brief history of the Syracuse White 
City, the final chapter of which is being 
written this week when Abraham Coop- 
er, after purchasing the buildings start- 
ed to tear them down. 


Harrisburg, Pa., Dec. 30. 
John and Michael Welsh, for many 
years operating Welsh Bros. Circus, 
have purchased the United States Hotel 
here and will take up its active man- 

$5,000 Made on Garden Meet 
The National Skating Association 
retted $5,000 on the 24-hour roller 
skating meet held at the Madison 
Square Garden a couple of weeks ago. 
The good showing at the Garden has 
impelled the association to arrange a 
circuit of meets, the first to be held at 
Boston, on a date to be announced 


New York is becoming one of the 
big carnival centres of the country and 
more carnivals are now making their 
headquarters here than ever before. 

Several hundred carnival men are 
wintering in New York City. At least 
half a dozen have established perma- 
nent offices in the metropolis. 

Among the carnival companies or- 
ganizing and equipping here for the 
coming season are the Levitt-Meyer- 
hoff shows (a new organization), the 
Col. Francis Ferari shows united, the 
Harry Six Greater New England 
shows, the Conklin Midway Exposi- 
tion shows, the Jack Kline Golden Rib- 
bon shows and the Harry Six Blue 
Ribbon shows. 

A New York Carnival men's asso- 
ciation is reported in process of for- 
mation. Over 50 concession men and 
show owners have placed their names 
on the charter list 


Charles F. Gall, president of the Ex- 
position Theatrical Association of 
California, is stopping at the Hotel 
Biltmore, New York. 

Gall will have the big Persia con- 
cession at the 'Frisco Expo. He has 
been forced to abandon some of his 
exposition exploits, owing to the war, 
but makes emphatic denial the war is 
knocking the pins from under the fair. 

Charles C. Moore, president of the 
Pacific Coast Expo., in a personal let- 
ter to a prominent New York attorney, 
says that already 350 congresses have 
representation reserved and that by the 
time the fair opens that at least three- 
quarters of the world's population will 
be fully represented. 

President Moore refutes the general 
impression that the Expo, is going to 
be diminished greatly in point of con- 
cessions, owing to the war. It will 
have its effect, but not to any great 
extent, he says. 


Reading, Pa., Dec. 30. 

The accounts of the Allentown Fair 
are being audited by the board in 
charge so the statement can be ready 
for the annual meeting in February. 
The profits of the fair last September 
were more than $10,000. 

President Weand has decided not to 
charge any entrance fee for horsemen 
next year. 


Rochester, Dec. 30. 

Eight suits for damages brought 
against the Ontario Beach Park Com- 
pany, as a result of an accident on the 
scenic railway last summer, were set- 
tled in Supreme Court this week. 

While the suits demanded recoveries 
averaging $10,000 each, the settlements 
ranged from $150 to $700. 

Berks Co. Association's President 
James P. Hennessey has been elect- 
ed president of the Berks County 
(Pennsylvania) Fair Association for 
the coming year. 

If you don't advertise in VARIETY, 
don't advartiM 


BURLESQUE B * Frederick m. mcCloy 

One morning, during the opening 
week of the present season at the 
Columbia theatre, a man whom 1 re > 
ognized as a regular patron of the 
house approached the box office win- 
dow and inquired if the Bert Baker 
"Bon Tons" company (the then cur- 
rent attraction) was giving the same 
show as the season before. Learning 
that it was the same show, he said, 
"I have seen that performance three 
times in this theatre. It's a great 
show, all right, but I don't care to 
see it again." This incident made an 
impression on me, and I arranged to 
have a record kept of all similar in- 
quiries from that time on and of the 
frequency of the comments that should 
be made thereafter by patrons of the 
theatre on the subject of repetitions 
of shows. 

It is sufficient to say that in the 
intervening 20 weeks literally many 
hundreds of cases have been disclosed 
of would-be patrons walking away 
from the box office when told that 
the shows were the same except in 
their musical numbers. And it may 
be assumed that there were many hun- 
dreds of similar cases that failed to 
become known to the box office men. 

The existence of this state of affairs 
at one house on the circuit, it may be 
taken for granted, indicates the same 
conditions all along the line, and here- 
in undoubtedly lies one strong reason 
for the falling off in receipts of bur- 
lesque theatres. It is unreasonable to 
expect the public to patronize the same 
shows season in and season out. Bur- 
lesque will suffer on this account more 
than any other form of amusement, be- 
cause the shows play the same theatres 
each year and because every one of the 
houses has a large, regular clientele, 
whereas the movements of other at- 
tractions are not confined to the same 
theatres or to the same territory. Hav- 
ing exhausted one territory, they are 
moved into another, and when one 
class of theatres in the various sec- 
tions of the country become exhausted, 
these shows have another grade of 
houses and consequently another class 
of people to draw upon. 

This is in striking contrast to the 
limitations for patronage that surround 
burlesque shows, and it is a forceful 
illustration of the need of new mate- 
rial. And the way burlesque shows 
are announced makes it impossible for 
the public to know whether they are 
new or old. A large majority simply 
display the title of the organization 
and make no reference to the name of 
the play. When the billing matter 
and the newspaper advertisements ap- 
pear for "The College Girls," or "The 
Behman Show," or "The Gayety Girls," 
there is nothing to indicate that those 
organizations are not giving the same 
show of former seasons, and, in view 
of the very frequent repetitions, the 
natural assumption is that the same 
old shows are being presented. 

Less than a generation ago it was 

the custom of many managers to ap- 
ply a title to their organization and 
adhere to it, although the vehicle used 

was changed frequently. For example, 
"Salisbury's Troubadours," a popular 
farce-comedy company, toured the 
country for many successive seasons 
under the same title but giving the 
name of the play equal prominence 
with the title of the organization. The 
personnel of the company was rarely 
changed, with the result that the 
names of the individual members be- 
came familiar to the public in con- 
junction with the "Troubadours" title, 
and theatregoers were never left in 
doubt as to whether "The Trouba- 
dours" were appearing in a new play. 
Similar methods were employed dur- 
ing all the years the Rogers Brothers 
were before the public. One season 
it was the "Rogers Brothers in Pana- 
ma," another season the "Rogers 
Brothers in Central Park," and so on, 
and the same policy is today adopted 
in exploiting Montgomery and Stone, 
John Drew and other standard stars. 
But always following the title of the 
organization the name of the play ap- 
pears with almost, if not wholly, equal 

How confusing, therefore, must it 
be to patrons cf burlesque theatres 
when the shows are announced with- 
out any variation every season. It 
seems there is a suggestion here that 
is worthy the serious consideration of 
the directors of the Columbia Amuse- 
ment Co., as well as of the individual 
managements. There is no doubt 
whatever of the effect upon the bur- 
lesque business if producers would 
strive to assemble an adequate num- 
ber of principals possessing real talent 
for entertainment and hold that or- 
ganization together as far as possible 
so that when the shows are announced 
each season the public would know 
the value of the performance through 
their familiarity with the work of the 
performers. Take the case of the 
"Million Dollar Dolls" as an illustra- 
tion. Here is a company in which 
every principal possesses entertaining 
qualities of an uncommonly high or- 
der. Knowing the special qualifications 
of each, it would not be a difficult 
matter, after the show for one season 
is set, to start arranging for a new 
show for the following season. This 
work could be carried on with the joint 
efforts of the players and the producer, 
all submitting ideas for new material 
and ultimately assembling them and 
working out a perfectly dovetailed 
show completely ready to be put in 
rehearsal at the customary time dur- 
ing the summer. Since it seems to be 
impossible to secure desirable mate- 
rial from authors, and in view of the 
obvious circumstance that the public 
is tiring of these frequently repeated 
shows, it is incumbent upon the own- 
ers to seek other means of providing 
new entertainment. 

A case in point is the work that 

is being done by Jack Singer and the 
members of "The Behman Show." It 
is within my personal knowledge that 
Singer, Lew Kelly, Lon Hascall and 
James Tenbrooke are constantly think- 
ing out new "gags" and scenes, and 
that they have very frequent informal 
conferences regarding them. This is 

undoubtedly the keynote to the extra- 
ordinary success of the Singer organi- 
zation. If the same procedure were 
adopted by other producers and actors, 
there would be no occasion to worry 
over the subject of "bocks." 

Indolence will accomplish nothing. 
And in the light of present conditions 
I am constrained to believe that in- 
dolence is the direct cause of all the 
existing antiquity in burlesque. 


Mr. and Mrs. Al Reeves have be- 
come reconciled, and divorce proceed- 
ings begun have been withdrawn. 

Mrs. Reeves returned to the Reeves' 
home in Brooklyn last Thursday. 

The felicitous event was celebrated 
by an elaborately served supper, at 
the conclusion of which the reunited 
couple left for Cincinnati to join the 
Reeves' show. It is announced that 
Mrs. Reeves will travel constantly with 
the company until the close of the 
season, although she will not return to 
the stage. 


Madame Zabelle, hailed as "the 
Gypsy Queen" and billed as "the 
seventh daughter of the seventh son, 
born under a lucky star," is being 
booked for the stock houses in and 
around New York as an "added attrac- 



The Queen camps in the rear of the 
theatre auditorium and tells the for- 
tunes of the patrons before the matin- 
ees and during the intermissions. 


It has been decided to postpone the 
opening ol the Imperial, St. Louis, un- 
til Sunday, Jan. 17, when Al Reeves 
will inaugurate the burlesque policy. 

The house will be under the man- 
agement of James Butler and Louis 
Cella, with Mr. Butler's private secre- 
tary, J. J. Walsh, in active charge. 

The Gayety, St. Louis, which has 
been playing stock burlesque since the 
collapse of the Progressive Circuit, 
will close as a burlesque house Jan. 9. 
Thereafter it will book traveling com- 
binations independently. 


Reading, Pa., Dec. 30. 
Florence Menzie, of "The Tango 
Girls," is in the hospital here, the re- 
sult of injuries received when she fell 
on an icy pavement and was severely 

Bud Williamson's Relapse. 

Frank (Bud) Williamson has had a 
relapse of the illness that recently 
caused him to spend two weeks in a 
hospital at Toronto, and has gone to 
Mt. Clemons, where he will remain un- 
til fully recovered. 

"Mrs. Temple's Telegram." 
William Morris will take "Mrs. Tem- 
ple's Telegram" on tour again open- 
ing in Newark next week. Dorothy 
Foster has been engaged to play Mrs. 


At the time it was decided to drop 
Richmond and Norfolk, business at 
the latter point immediately began to 
show such a pronounced upward ten- 
dency, frequently reaching capacity 
proportions, a number of real estate 
operators of the city, learning of the 
determination to withdraw burlesque, 
began figuring on the possibility of 
erecting a new theatre for the Colum- 
bia Amusement Co. attractions. 

The Jake Wells people, having ar- 
ranged to install dramatic stock, were 
unable to change their plans and con- 
tinue burlesque, although the final two 
weeks were practically sell-outs at ev- 
ery performance. 

To meet the situation, arrangements 
have been made to take over a small- 
time vaudeville house in that city and 
present burlesque there for the remain- 
der of the present season. It will be 
toady for occupancy in about three 
weeks, when the shows will be played 
there between Baltimore and Phila- 

The new house will be called the 
Gayety, and be ready for opening early 
next fall. The site selected is near 
the Monticello Hotel and it will have 
a seating capacity of 1,400. 


The Garden, Buffalo, which closed 
as a Columbia Amusement Co. house 
Dec. 19, has reverted to the Interboro 
Traction Co., which owns the prop- 
erty. The week of Dec. 21 was played 
at that house by "The Auto Girls" 
under a guarantee, and "The Tango 
Queens" is receiving a guarantee for 
the present week. 

It is said that the theatre will at 
once be remodeled and used as a car 

With Buffalo eliminated from the 
Extended, the shows will jump from 
Rochester to Toronto without a lay 


Arrangements have been completed 
for the reopening of the Majestic, 
Scranton, on the Extended, commenc- 
ing Jan. 14. The last three days of 
each week will be played between 
Philadelphia and Binghamton. 


Philadelphia, Dec. 30. 
Jules Black and Minne Lippman of 
the "Girls from Monte Carlo" have 
announced their marriage, which took 
place in Chattanooga the early part 
of November. 

Ft. Wayne, Regular Stand. 

The Temple, Fort Wayne, will open 
with "The City Sports" (Extended) 
Jan. 3. The house will remain regu- 
larly on the circuit, between Detroit 
and Chicago. 


Memphis, Dec. 30. 
Elder's opera house and the Lillian 
theatre, both in Clarksville, Tenn., 
were totally destroyed by fire Tues- 
day night. Both represent a complete 
loss to the owners, since they were 
covered with but slight insurance. 




With four principals and an assem- 
blage of girls remarkable for all that 
constitutes chorus perfection, Joe Hur- 
tig has this week put over one of the 
greatest shows of its kind ever at the 
Columbia theatre. Of course, there are 

more than four principals named in the 
cast, but the others are inconsequential 
except as "feeders" or "fillers-in." 

There are two types of great bur- 
lesque shows. One is made up of 
smart, witty dialog that leads constant- 
ly to intensely humorous scenes and 
situations that keep an audience 
roaring with laughter, and the other 
entirely disregards any approach to 
conventions of any kind and just cuts 
loose with a heterogeneous assortment 
of everything possible of conception 
for hurrah entertainment. 

In this latter class is "The Social 
Maids." From start to finish it is full 
o v< snap and vigorous action, with danc- 
ing and tumbling and knock-about man- 
euvering very much the dominating 
elements. The musical numbers play 
an unusually important part in the x 
rapid-fire arrangement of the show. 
This is attributable to the fact that 
there are 24 girls in the chorus, evejy 
one good looking, shapely and uncon- - 
ventionally vivacious. 

The songs selected for their use and 
Dan Dody's skill in putting them on, 
give positive distinction to this very 
necessary essential to a successful, 
satisfying burlesque performance. 

The pronounced lack ot solo singing 
passes unnoticed in the commanding 
excellence of all the rest of it. From 
the instant Etta Pillard makes her first 
entrance, dancing in her own matchless 
way and gripping the spectators by the 
supreme charm of her delightful per- 
sonality, to the vociferously applauded, 
yea, cheered finale of the first part, 
there is not a moment when every per- 
son in the house is not completely con- 
sumed with attentive interest and un- 
mixed joy. 

Miss Pillard stirs the audience to 
positive enthusiasm by her remarkable 
agility and by the wholly fascinating 
manner in which she renders a pretty 
melody, called "Just a Simple Little 
Country Girl." Almost immediately 
following this song, which puts the 
listeners into a happy and receptive 
condition, George Stone enters, accom- 
panied by his capable feeder, Billy 
Baker. Mr. Stone's popularity with 
Columbia audiences, gained through 
many highly successful former appear- 
ances, is demonstrated in a reception 
that is as meaningful as it is hearty. 
There is little that is new in Mr. Stone's 
performance, but his material is all 
sure-fire and the evidence that it suc- 
cessfully stands repetition is given in 
prolonged laughter and applause. 

The enlivening song, "At the Ball." 
is used for the finale of the first act 
The chorus comes on in six groups o' 
four girls each representing in costume 
as many nationalities. They are joined 
by Miss Pillard as the leader. Then 
begins a march, with everybody sing- 
ing, that is performed in single file to 
which all of the other principals have 
joined. With serpentine precision, the 
long line of smiling, sinping, rhythmi- 
cally moving pe - . lormri < \ ii -; 1 and 
out of the entr rices, syvw id re- 

crossing the stage and finally emerg- 
ing from a door that leads through a 
box to a side aisle. The spirited 
action is carried on until all the 
aisles have been traversed, Miss 
Pillard in the lead frequently breaking 
into a cart-wheel or a flip-flap with the 
assistance of Mr. Stone. This is kept 
up until the return to the stage. So 
lively is the action and so lifting the 
melody, the audience gives vent to ap- 
plause and cheers throughout the entire 
proceeding, which consumes fully five 
minutes. While the general idea is not 
new, it is more effectively handled in 
this instance than in any of the two- 
dollar productions in which it has been 
introduced. This is the strong "punch" 
in "The Social Maids" show, and it is 
a punch that has not been equalled 
since the original introduction of "Alex- 
ander's Rag Time Band" in "The Merry 
Whirl" at this house three seasons ago. 

I have seen audiences enthuse over 
the performances of the current famous 
exponents of terpsichore, but in no in- 
stance has such vociferous demonstra- 
tions been indulged in as those which 
invariably follow Stone and Pillard's 
dancing specialty, which is introduced 
toward the end of the last act. In- 
deed, after all that has preceded it in 
this ceaselessly vigorous performance, 
nothing less than a sensational episode 
could maintain the fixed, unyielding at- 
tention of every person constituting a 
vast audience. And yet, Stone and Pil- 
lard perfectly supply this by the con- 
summate fascination of their dainty 
grace and amazing dexterity. 

"The Social Maids" show is wholly 
Stone and Pillard. While it is true 
that they are conspicuously dominant, 
great credit is due Billy Foster for as 
clean-cut, artistic and enjoyable a per- 
formance of the German comedy part 
as has been seen. Mr. Foster is orig- 
inal in his make-up and methods, and 
he puts over his lines with a force and 
with the results that denote, the skilled 
actor and the finished comedian. He is 
a constant reminder of Jefferson De 
An&elis in that celebrated star's best 
days, and, considering that Mr. Foster 
has not lived, much beyond the two- 
score period, there is little doubt that 
the future holds a high place for him 
among its stage notables. 

Billy Baker, while giving satisfactory 
assistance to Mr. Stone in his comedy 
work, possesses a certain individuality 
that is agreeable. Marty Seamon has 
a pleasing singing voice bttf beyond 
this he and the remaining principals 
merely serve as relief to the exertions 
of those of real consequence in the 

The production is adequate as to 
scenery and there is a profusion of 
tasteful and stunning costumes. 


Husband Heard Something. 

Baltimore, Dec. 30. 

Albert Rasher was granted a divorce 

last week in the Circuit Court from 

his wife, Margaret, known on the stage 

as "Miss Howard." They were mar- 
ried in December, 1912. and lived to- 
gether until November, 1913. 

It was shown by the testimony that 
Mrs. Rasher left her husband when he 
questioned her about what he had 
heard. She is in the chorus of a bur- 
lesque show. 


Hartford, Dec. 30. 
Poli's new stock company got a good 
start here Monday night. The leads 
are Maude Gilbert and Harry Hol- 

Rochester, Dec. 30. 
H. M. Holden's stock is at the Baker 
for an anticipated winter's engagement. 

Marion Ind., Dec. 30. 
The Wilson R. Todd stock got un- 
der way here Christmas Day. 

Peoria, 111., Dec. 30. 
The Frank Livingston stock began 
operations here last week. 

Chicago, Dec. 30. 
A new stock was inaugurated at the 
Archer Avenue theatre, Dec. 27. 

Erie, Pa., Dec. 30. 

The Feiber & Shea stock company 
opened at the Majestic in "The Family 
Cupboard." Business was fair. 

The company comprises May Melvin 

and William Courneen, leads; Jessie 

Pringle, Ida Jewell, Eleanor Earle, 
Katherine Blair, Irene Eby, Pearl Ly- 
tell, Jos. R. Mann, Walter G. Ryder, 
Norman Phillips, Edward McHugh, 
Jr., Morey Drisko, Carl Adamson, 
Henry Hicks is director. Next week's, 
"Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch." 

Spokane, Dec. 30. 

The Delia Pringle Dramatic Stock 

is scheduled to open Jan. 3 at the 

American. This house is directly op- 
posite the Auditorium where the Baker 
Players, also presenting stock, are 
holding forth. 

Duluth, Dec. 30. 

Walter S. Baldwin announces his 

stock will reopen at the Lyceum Jan. 11 

in "The Traveling Salesman," with 
"Within the Law" to follow. 

Wilmington, Del., Dec. 30. 
William A. Brady is to install a stock 
company at the Playhouse next Mon- 
day. The company has been engaged 
for four weeks only. They will present 
only Brady's productions. Edna Hib- 
bard will be leading woman. 

Memphis, Dec. 30. 
The Emma Bunting Co. started stock 
at the Lyric Dec. 28. with "What Hap- 
pened to Mary." 

to pay royalty for everything he plans 
to use on tour. 

Syracuse, Dec. 30. 
The Corse Payton Co., headed by 
Phyllis Gilmore and Claude Payton, 
opens a permanent engagement at the 
Weiting Jan. 4. The opening bill will 
be "Bought and Paid For." 

Norfolk, Dec. 30. 
Inez Ragan joined the new Wilmer 
& Vincent Co. as leading woman, the 
stock opening here last week. 

Buffalo, Dec. 30. 
Melodramatic stock is now in vogue 
at the Lyric, Joseph Payton having as- 
sumed the management. Doris Wool- 
ridge is the new leading woman. 

York, Pa., Dec. 30. 
The Nathan Appell stock company is 
announced to make a stand here for 
the remainder of the season. 

Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 30. 
Musical comedy was installed here 
Christmas Day by Jack Smith, former- 
ly of the Cal-Smith Players, at the 
Fulton, which was vacated by the 
Arvine Players Saturday. 

Johnstown, Pa,, Dec. 30. 
George Arvine brought his stock 
here from Lancaster for a permanent 
stay under his personal management. 
Edwin Forsberg has withdrawn from 
the Arvine-Forsberg directing agree- 

Gilbert E. Coan, best known for his 
production of "The Girl of Eagle 
Ranch" on the road, is getting a com- 
pany ready for the presentation of 
Broadway pieces in popular-priced 
repertoire. Coan says that he is going 


Spokane, Dec. 30. 
Henry Hall, a former stock favorite 
here, returns Jan. 10 to succeed Lynne 
Overman as leading man of the Baker 
Players, Auditorium. 

Emily H. Callonway has assumed 
the lead of the stock, Russwin Ly- 
ceum, New Britain, Conn. 

Florence Malone has been engaged 
as the new leading woman of the Lib- 
erty Theatre stock, Oakland, Cal. 
Beth Taylor has withdrawn from the 

Kansas City, Dec. 30. 
Ralph Kellard, who closed with the 
Alcazar Theatre stock, San Francisco, 
opened Sunday as leading man with 
the Auditorium stock here. 

Norfolk, Dec. 30. 
The new Wilmer & Vincent stock 
has engaged Inez Ragan as leading 

Manchester, N. H., Dec. 30. 
Grace Bryan has joined the Park 
Theatre stock as leading woman. 

Emma Campbell has gone to Chicago 
to play character roles with the Wil- 
liard theatre stock, which opened a few 
weeks ago. 



BILLS NEXT WEEK (January 4) 

In Vaudeville Theatres, Playing Three or Less Shows Daily 

(All houses open for the week with Monday matinees, when not otherwise indicated.) 
Theatres listed as "Orpheum" without any further distinguishing description arc on the 
Orphcum Circuit. Theatres with "Locw" following name are on the Loew Circuit. 

Agencies booking the houses arc noted by single name or initials, such as "Orph," Orpheum 
Circuit— "U. B. O.,' United Booking Offices— "YV. V. A.," Western Vaudeville Managers' Asso- 
ciation (Chicago)— "P," Pantages Circuit— "Inter," Interstate Circuit (booking through W. V. A.). 
— "M," James C. Matthews (Chicago).— "B B O." Broadway Booking Office.— 'Tr,'* Proctor Circuit. 

Mew York 


Long Tack Sam Co 

"Garden of Paaalon" 

Courtney Slaters 

Fred J Ardath Co 

Salon Stagers 

J C Nugent Co 

Lyons a Yosco 

The Qaudschmidta 

Bd Morton 

Three Lyres 

Mile D'Alnert 
PALACE (ubo) 

Carl Jorn 

Nesbltt a Clifford 

Leonard a Russell 

Blckel ft Watson 

Nellie Nichols 

Bird Mlllman Co 

The Volunteers 

D ft M Cameron 
ROYAL (ubo) 

Frank Ksenan Co 

Lambert ft Ball 

Hoey ft Lee 

Flanagan ft Edwards 

Bart Errol 

Lancton Lucler Co 

Nan Halperln 

Sam Barton 

Adelaide Herrmann 

Hasel Kirks Co 

Sprsgue ft McNeece 

Eva Tanguay 

Doyle ft Dlzon 

Clark ft Vsrdl 

Burr ft Hops 

Tommy GFray 

Reglna Connelll Co 

4 Antwerp Olrls 

J arrow 

Roberta ft Verera 

Blanche Walsh Co 

Chip ft Marble 

Oould ft Ashlyn 

Matthews Shayne Co 

LaMont Cowboys 

Adler ft Arllne 

Bsrto ft Clark 

Dunbar's Ringers 

Lupita Perea 

The Asamas 

Dotty King 

LeRoy ft Ooff 

Frank Whitman 

"Honey less Honey- 


Elliott ft Mullen 

Al Coleman 


Hearn ft Rutter 

Lav ernes Models 
2d half 

Jimmy Edge 

Johnson ft Wells 

Levan ft Martin 

Blanche Colvln 

Mysterious Will 

Elliott ft Weat 


Roy La Pearl 

"After Wedding" 

Knox Wilson 

La Viva 


Jimmy Edge 

LeFevre ft St John 

Roy LaPearl 

Mysterious Will 

Sinclair ft Griffith 

Parquette ft Califor- 

Knox Wilson 

Lalla Selbinl Co 
2d half 

Joe Kramer Co 

Joe Donelly 

Mr ft Mrs Wm Morris 

Bablna ft Bronner 

Burke ft Harrison 


Hearn ft Rutter 


Levan ft Martin 

Mary Ambrose 

Frledland ft Clark 

E J Moore Co 

Billy Wild 

"The Poolroom" 

Bronston Ryan A O 


2d half 

Dotty King 

Frank Whitman 

"Honeyless Honey- 

Wallace ft Bird 

Carolina Flbe 


St John ft LeFevre 

Lalla Selbinl Co 
AMERICAN (loew) 

Edmonds A Basil 

Slgsbce's Doga 

Mae West 

Joh Adelman Co 

3 O'Nell Slaters 

Edmund Hayes Co 


Louise ft Mitchell 

(One to fill) 

2d half 
Campbell ft Brady 
Dawson ft Gillette 
Whitney's Dolls 
"The Criminal" 
Elisabeth Cutty 
Coogan ft Cox 
Uelleclalre Bros 
(Two to fill) 

DELANCEY (loew) 
Bert Melrose 
Uerie ft Kastor 
Wlllard ft Bond 
Duqueane Comedy 4 
Richard Wally 
(Three to fill) 

2d halt 
Kaufman Sisters 
Hershel Handler 
ben ft Hazel Mann 
"Lady Lou" 
Hurvey DeVora 3 
(Two to fill) 

GREELEY (loew) 
Fred Qrlfflths 
Dean's Phantoma 
Franklyn Ardel Co 
Sidney Phillips Co 
(Three to fill) 

2d half 
Berse ft Kastor 
Mr ft Mra Emmett 
Simpson ft Deane 
"Last Hope" 
Duqueane Comedy 4 
Richard Wally 
(Two to fill) 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
O'Nell ft Dixon 
Hershel Hendler 
"Officer 444" 
Harvey DeVora 3 
Lamb's Mannlklna 
(Two to fill) 

2d hslf 
Jos Adelman Co 
Wm Weston Co 
Maud Tiffany 

(Three to fill) 
Arno ft Stlckney 
Whitney's Dolls 
Johnson ft Deane 
Naldy ft Naldy 
Bob Tip Co 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Carbrey Bros 
Bert Melrose 
"Way Out" 
Hess Sisters 
(Two to fill) 

NATIONAL (loew) 

Elizabeth Cutty 
Tom Davles Co 
Joe Welch 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Naldy ft Naldy 
Dean's Phantoms 
Margaret Deane 
"Just Half Way" 
Chris Rlcharda 
Johnson's Dog 
(One to fill) 
7TH AVE (loew) 
On the Riviera" 
Carbrey Broa 
Maud Tiffany 
Martell's Manikins 
(Three to fill) 

2d half 

"Winning Widows" 
Lou Hoffman 
Tom Davies Co 
Sigsbee's Dogs 
(Two to fill) 

LINCOLN (loew) 
Kaufman Sisters 
Lady Lou 
Monarch Comedy 4 
Belleclalre Bros 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Arno ft Stlckney 
Van A Ward Olrls 
Wlllard ft Bond 
Karl Emmy's Pets 
(Two to fill) 
NEW YORK (loew) 
Manhattan Trio 
Gardner Vincent Co 
Jones A Johnson 
John Troupe 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Tabor & Green 
Oro Randall Co 
(Threo to fill) 


Mr A Mrs C DeHaven 
Georgle Wood 
Laddie Cliff 
Catherine Calvert Co 
Cbas ft Fannie Van 

Moore ft Yatea 
Annie Kent 
Marsella'a Birds 
Cosgrove ft Burns 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Minnie Dupree Co 
La Mllo 

Mason Keeler Co 
Fannie Brlce 
Harry Carroll 
Ryan ft Lee 
Mme Doree Co 
Mayo ft Tally 
Rose Valerlo 6 

Conroy ft Modela 
Little Billy 
Wilson ft Batle 
Will Ward ft Olrla 
Joe Cook 
Grace DeMar 
John R Gordon Co 
Madden ft Fltzpatrlck 
Arnaut Bros 
Miller ft Mack 
Dupree ft Dupree 
Frldkowaky Troupe 

SHUBERT (loew) 
Lew Fltsglbbon 
McDermott ft Wallace 
Mr ft Mrs H Emmett 
Ix>u Hoffman 
"Just Half Way" 
Margaret Deane 
Moary Slaters Co 

2d half 
Thornton ft Corlew 
Martell's Manikins 
Mae West 
"Between Trains" 
(Two to fill) 

COLUMBIA (loew) 
Herman Stelsel 
Dawson ft Gillette 
Helen West 
"Way Out" 
4 Rubes 
Irma O'Rhasamy 

2d half 
Lightning Weston 
"Spider ft Fly" 
Sidney Phillips Co 
(Two to fill) 

FLATBUSH (loew) 
Paul Stephens 
Lowell ft Esther Drew 
Mystlo Bird 

Leonard ft Whitney 
Chrla Richards 
Aerial Budds 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
3 O'Nell Slaters 
McDermott ft Wallace 
Ethel Mae Barker 
John T Doyle Co 
Joe Welch 
The Hassmans 
(Two to fill) 

FULTON (loew) 
Ben ft Hazel Mann 
Ethel Mae Barker 
Macart ft Bradford 
Hess Sisters 
Campbell ft Brady 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
O'Nell ft Dixon 
Madge Caldwell 
Macart ft Bradford 
Armstrong ft Ford 
Aerial Budds 
(One to fill) 

BIJOU (loew) 
Madge Caldwell 
The Hassmana 
Van ft Ward Olrls 
Wm Weston Co 
Connors ft Witt 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Mystic Bird 
Jones A Johnson 
Edmund Hayes Co 
Sherwood Trio 
Louise ft Mitchell 
(Two to fill) 

LIBERTY (loew) 
Edward O'Rell 
Arabian Whirlwinds 
(Three to fill) 
2d half 
Connors ft Witt 
(Four to fill) 
Albear. W. V. 
Fields A Brown 
H ft B Rempel 
MVlva V 
Weber A Elliott 
Pave Raphael Co 
Stevens A Falk 
2d half 
Amy Butler Girls 
Bennett Slaters 
Eddie Carr Co 
Leonard A Louis 
Two Lowes 
Dell A CTllss 
Hap Handy Co 
rone to fill) 

Alleatowsj Pau 
ORPHEUM (ubo) 
(Splits with Eastou) 
3 Sennettes 
Hilda Hawthorne 
Brunelle Sisters Co 
Morrlsey ft Hackett 
Werner Amoros Co 

Altooaa, Pa. 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
(Splits with Johns- 

1st half 
Mildred ft Ruth 
Qulgg ft Nlckerson 
"Lonesome Lassies" 

Atlaata, Ga. 

Eddie Howard 
Harry Jolaon 
Transatlantic 3 
Leroy Lytton Co 
Kirk ft Fog arty 
Arthur Prince 
Gordon A Rlcca 


Emma Carus 
Walter C Kelly 
Toby Claude Co 
Helen Trlx 
Lawrence ft Edwards 
The Hennlngs 
Hopkins Sisters 
Lucy Gillett 

Von Hampton A Joce- 

Water bury B ft Tenny 
Gertrude Barnes 
Ben Beyer ft Bro 
(Two to fill) 

RUItasrm. Meat. 

BABCOCK (loew) 
Juggling DeLisle 
Stuart Blank Co 
Crawford ft Broderick 
"Ye Olde Halloween" 
Tom Mahoney 
Brgottl's Lilliputians 

Blraalaaaaaa. Ala. 

LYRIC (ubo) 

Weston A Leon 
J P Wade Co 
Claire Rochester 
"Colonial Days" 
Comfort ft King 
Ben Hamld Araba 

Bloosnlns;ton, III. 

(Open Sun Mat) 
Beeman A Anderson 
Elsie Rose 
Chas J Carter Co 
Willing Bently ft W 
"Lion's Bride" 
2d half 
William Morrow Co 
Olive Vail Co 
Jarvls A Harrison 
Nat Zazzaro Co 
(One to fill) 


KEITH'S (ubo) 
Bessie Clayton 
Conroy ft LeMalre 
"Telephone Tangle" 
Moore ft Young 
Alice Teddy 
4 Melodious Chaps 
Mahoney A Aubers 
(Two to fill) 

GLOBE (loew) 

B Kelly Forest 

Armstrong A Clark 
Singer's Midgets 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Freddy James 
Holmes ft Wells 
Archer A Bel ford 
Subers ft Keefe 
Singer's Midgets 
(One to All) 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Chabot A Dixon 
Beth Challls 
"Claim Agent" 
Holmes A Wells 
Geo B Rono Co 
Hurton Hahn A O 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Coleman Goetz 
Edmonds A Basil 
Madge Maltland 
Gobert Billings Circus 
(Four to fill) 

ST JAMES (loew) 
Coleman Goetz 
Madge Maltland 
Gobert Billlnen Circus 
(Three to fill) 

2d half 
"Claim Agent" 

Madden ft Clogg 
Burton Hahn ft O 
3 Kelos 
(One to fill) 

Bridgeport, Coma. 

POLI'8 (ubo) 
Salla Booa 
Thatcher ft Dean 
Dancing Lavarrs 
Eddie Ross 
The Landerkoors 
Chas Mack Co 
2d half 
Stuart ft Kelly 
:t Dellotts 

Whipple Huston Co 
Sally Fields 
Leon ft Leon 
7 Romans 


SHEA'8 (ubo) 
McMahon Diamond ft C 
Splssell B ft Mack 
Bert Fltzglbbons 
Lohse ft Sterling 
Lorraine A Burke 
Robt Kelly Co 
Schooler A Dickinson 
"Society Buds" 


EMPRESS (loew) 
Roy ft Arthur 
Ogden Quartet 
Tower ft Darrell 
J K Emmett Co 
Clark ft Rose 
3 Donals 


Oolden Russian Tr 
"Wars of Tongue" 
Bertie Fowler 
Dunlap ft Virdln 
Gordon Bros 

Canton, o. 

2d half 
Lane Harper A Lane 
Howard ft White 
3 Falcons 
(One to fill) 

Charleston, S. C. 


(Splits with Savan- 

1st half 

Skating Bear 

Kennedy ft Kramer 

Lightner A Jordan 

Jed A Ethel Dooley 

Exposition 4 

MAJESTIC (orph) 

Sylvester Schafer 

Shean A Warren 

Donlln ft McHale 

Rlggs ft Wltchle 

Merrill ft Otto 

3 Johns 

PALACE (orph) 

Rlgoletto Bros 

Nat Wills 

Marie McFarlane ft Sla 

Allen Dlnehart Co 

W H Wakefield 

Dooley ft Sales 

Two Pucka* 

Cole ft Denahy 

Kervllle Family 
ACADEMY (wra) 

Bldora Co 

Mr ft Mrs P Tuohy 

Lillian Mortimer Co 

Genevieve Victoria 

Montambo ft Wells 
2d half 

Lea Montfords 

The Clarka 

Hoyt-Stein ft Daly 

Lee Tong Foo 

3 Nevarraa 

McVICKERS (loew) 

Dolce Sisters 

"Vaude in Monkey- 

Brlerre ft King 

Oracle Emmett Co 

Blanche Sloan 

LeMalre ft Dawson 

The Bremens 

Beatrice McKenzie Co 

Caltes Bros 

Eight Zanzebars 
COLONIAL (loew) 

Fink's Circus 

Pepper Twins 

Lo-Ve A Wilbur 

The Naesses 

Chas Bowser Co 

Burke A Harris 

Shrlner A Richards 
2d half 

Rose Troupe 

W H St James Co 

Anderson A Golnes 

Caesar Rlvoli 


EMPRESS (loew) 

Halsted St 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Edward Zoeller 3 

SchrodeR A Chappelle 

Oscar Lorraine 

"When We Grow Up" 

Caeser Rlvoli 

Barnes A Robinson 
2d half 

Jessie Keller Co 

.'t Dixie Girls 

Hager A Goodwin 

T/orrnlne Buchanan Co 

Godfrey A Henderson 

Iio-Vo A Wilbur 
AMERT'VV (loew) 

Ambler Bros 


nicknel) ft Olbney 

Jessie Keller Co 
Godfrey ft Henderson 
Gene Green 

2d half 
Gene QYeen 
Edward Zoeller 3 
Schrodee ft Chappelle 
Oscar Lorraine 
"When We Grow Up" 
Barnes A Robinson 


KEITH'S (ubo) 
Dunedln Duo 
Frank Markley 
F Taylor Trio 
Harry Beresford Co 
Eddie Foy Co 
(Three to fill) 

EMPRBS8 (loew ) 
Stewart ft Dakln 
Klass ft Berate 
"Between 8 ft 9" 
Sandy Shaw 
Japanese Prince 
(One to fill) 


HIP (ubo) 
Kremka Broa 
Pealson ft Ooldle 
Bruce Duffet Co 
Frank Fogarty 
Moran ft Wiser 
Fields ft Lewis 
"Bride's Shop" 


KEITH'S (ubo) 
3 Blondys 
M ft M Ford 
Milton ft De Longs 
Lorraine ft Dudley 
Muller ft Stanley 
"Green Beetle" 
Cameron A O'Connor 
Trevltfa Dogs 

Danville. 111. 
LYRIC (wva) 
Smlletta B ft Mora 
Harry Ellsworth Co 
Dow A Dow 
Majestic Musical 4 

2d half 
Lou Chlha 

McCormlck A Wallace 
Doston A Gordon 
('htng Ling Hee Tr 

Davea port, la. 

Woodford's Animals 
Broughton A Turner 
Bob Albright 
Wayne Co 
Nick's Girls 

2d half 
Hlckey Bros 
Jones A Sylvester 
Kltner Hayea ft Mont 
Princess Kamorl 
Sharon Broa 

Denver, Col. 

Burnham ft Irwin 
Hunting ft Francis 
Hubert Dyer Co 
McConnell A Simpson 
Will Oakland Co 
Ben Deely Co 
John Gelger 

EMPRESS (loew) 
Blanche Leslie 
Patrlcola & Myers 
Polzln Bros 
Earl ft Curtis 
Gray ft Graham 
"School Days" 

De* Moines 

(Open Sun Mat) 
Kingston ft Ebner 
White ft Jason 
Hermlne Shone Co 
The Grazers 
Rae Samuels 
Loughlin's Dogs 
The Sharrocks 


TEMPLE (ubo) 
Willie Bros 
Anthony A Mack 
Stuart Barnes 
C A F Usher 
Tom Lewis Co 
Lillian Shaw 
Morton A Austin 
Zara Carmen 3 

FAMILY (ubo) 
Art Melton 
Mrllward A Hamilton 
Grhy Duo 

Morton Wells ft North 
Welser ft Reeser 
Wllbert A Hoops 
Dion Dorr A Dion 


Alexander A Scott 
Hlnea ft Fox 
Fredeiicka Slemons Co 
Ernie ft Ernie 
Act Beautiful 
(Two to fill) 
NEW GRAND (wva) 
The Gee Jays 
Wisdom A Taylor 
Rice A Morgan 
Musical Conservatory 

2d half 
Dancing Tyrrells 
Joe Roberts Co- 
Marshall A Cumby 
Standard Bros 

Fnntnn. Pa. 
ABEL O H (ubo) 
(Splits with Allen- 

1st half 
Haldwln Braxton A C 
.faircs Williams 

Hart'a "Virginia" 
Watson's Farmyard 
Carmen Steele 3 

Bdsnonton, Caa. 

Lander Stevens Co 
Allen's Minstrel 
Knapp ft Cornells 
Leona Guerney 
Corr Thomas 8 
Gilmore ft Ramlnoff 

Elisabeth, N. J. 

DeBourg Sisters 
Amy Butler Boys 
Dell ft 01188 
Sullivan Harris A F 
(Two to 611) 

2d half 
Romalo ft Delano 
Jewell Sisters 
Aubrey Yatea 
Burna Kilmer A G 
The Romania 
(One to fill) 

Elkhart, lad. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Roger ft Wiley 
Wm Morrow Co 
Park Rome ft Francis 
Paul Klelst Co 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Adams ft Guhl 

Brie. Pa. 

Newhoff ft Phillips 
Mrs Oene Hughes Co 
Marshall Montgomery 
Australian Woodchpa 
(Two to fill) 

BTaasrrille. lad. 

NEW GRAND (ubo) 
Venltia Gould 
Owen McGlveney 
Kenny ft Hollls 
Johnson Howard ft L 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
"When Love Is 

Gallettls Monks 
"Curso Jack Dalton" 
(One to fill) 

Fall River, Mass. 

ACADEMY (loew) 

Subers A Keefe 
"Spider ft Fly" 
Madden ft Clogg 

2d half 
Bowers ft Saunders 
B Kelly Forest 
Bryan Sumner Co 
Armstrong ft Clark 
Helen Carlos 3 

Galeebnrsj, 111. 

OAIETY (wva) 
"Run for Her Money" 

2d half 
Billy De Anno 
Keifs ft Haffner 
Ashe ft Shaw 
Namba Family 

Great Rapids, Mice 

EMPRESS (ubo) 
(1st week at this 
house, moving over 
from Columbia) 

Webb ft Burns 
Mr ft Mrs G Wilde 
Marie Fltzglbbons 
Adelaide A Hughes 
JAM Burke 
Little Nap 

Hanasnond, Ind. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Geo W Moore 
Ezra Kendall Co 
Dotson ft Gordon 
Martha A Sister 

2d half 
"Nobody Home" 

Harrlabarsj, Pa. 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Brooks ft Bowen 
Eleanor A Williams 
Claudius A Scarlet 
Arthur Barat 
Stewart A Donaghue 
(Others to fill) 

Hartford, Ceaa. 

PALACE (ubo) 

1st half 
Hunter's Dogs 
Santry A Sherwood s 
The Ellotts 
Ed Howard Co 
Bond A Asson 
Homer Llnd Co 

2d half 
Salla Boos 
Grace Pomeroy 
Klelne Bros 
Chas Mack Co 
Eddie Ross 
Prince Chas Co 

Hobokea. N. J. 

LYRIC (loew) 
"Between Trains" 
Simpson A Deane 
(Three to fill) 
2d half 
Lamb's Manikins 
(Four to fill) 


KEITHS (ubo) 
Claude M Roode 
Weber A Capltola 
O'Brien Havel Co 
Reynolds A Donegan 
Van Hoven 

Norah Bayes 
Dooley A Rugel 
Maxine Bros 

Jacksonville, Fla. 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
La Crandall 
Innes ft Ryan 
Soretti ft Antoinette 
Chain A Tcmpleton 
Spica'a Band 

Johnstown, Pa. 

(Splits with Altoona) 
Gillette Monroe Co 
Wilfred A Robert 
Porte A DeLacey 
(One to fill) 

Jollet, IU. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Holer A Boggs 
Olive Vail Co 
Ashe ft Shaw 
Nat Nazzaro Co 

2d half 
"Night on N Y Gar- 


Belle Baker 
Jos Jefferson Co 
Huasey ft Boyle 
Frank North Co 
Eugene Trio 
(One to till) 

EMPRESS (loew) 
Ethel ft Lucy Baker 
Raga Lelghton ft R 
Grace DeWlnters 
Ryan Richfield Co 
Harry Thomson 
Cycling McNutts 

Kokouui, Ind. 

SIPE (wva) 
Adams A Guhl 
2d half 
"Hop Kee's Dream" 
Maron Licbter 
Leitzel A Jeanette 
(One to fill) 

Lincoln. Neb. 

Swor ft Mack 
Bert Berkett 
Kramer ft Pattlson 
Three Types 
Parillo ft Frablto 
Ann Tasker Co 
Bendix Players 

Los Anajelee 

Montgomery A Moore 
Princess Rajah 
Johnny Johnston Co 
Minnie Allen 
Barry ft Wolford 
Cartmell ft Harris 
Oenevleve Warner 
Asa hi Quintet 

EMPRESS (loew) 
Amoros ft Mulvey 
Meredith ft Snoozer 
Plaano ft Bingham 
Cabaret 8 
Alvln ft Kenney 

Maurice Samuels Co 
Agnes VonBrachdt 
Nadell A Kane 
Oxford 3 
Dunlay ft Merrill 
Reed'e Dogs 


KEITH'S (ubo> 
Baptists A F 
Bill Prultt 
McD Kelly A L 
Mr A Mrs Connolly 
Ruth Roye 
Sylvia Loyal Co 
(Two to fill) 


Chlng Ling Foo 
Grace Larue 
Natalie ft Ferrari 
M ft B Hart 
Golden ft Hultz 
Weston ft Clare 
(One to fill) 


MAJESTIC (orph) 
May Irwin Co 
Gallagher A Carlln 
Barabon ft Grohs 

Relsner ft Gores 
Miller ft Lyle 
Two Carltons 

Cressy ft Dayne 
Edwin Stevens Co 
Chas Weber 
Loyla'a Animals 
Alexander McFayden 
Chaa Ahearn Co 
Ida Dlvlnoff 

UNIQUE (loew) 
Smith A Farmer 
Phlllppl Quartet 
Mayor Lew Shank 
Frank Stafford Co 
Morris ft Allen 
Wolgas ft Girlie 
NEW GRAND (wva) 
Wm DeHollls Co 
Nick Santora Co 
Bensee A Balrd 
Imperial Japs 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Arco Bros 
Mason A Vaughan 



Ktmberly A Mohr 
Roches' Animals 
Harry Cooper 
Military Dancers 

■ft Ywmrnrn, N. Y. 

Baker DeVoie 3 
Joele Dresden 
Johnson A Wells 
"After Wedding" 

2d half 
Bouton A Parker 
Elliott * Mullen 
Louts Leo 
Blllle Beaton 
Jas Kennedy Co 
Jerry Sanford 

Newark, N. J. 

LTRIC (pr) 
Louis Leo 
Wallace ft Bird 
Bell ft May Lang 
Jewell Sisters 
Red Cross Mary 
Evans A Wilson 
Romalo A Delano 
The Romania 

2d half 
Rosers Aerial Wonder 
Arline Fredericks 
Pagan ft Byron 
Billy Wild 
Groves A Terry 
Blanche Parquette 
Sinclair A Griffith 
Three Rlanos 

Noorfcnrch, N. Y. 

COHEN O H (loew) 
The Halklngs 
Thornton & Corlew 
Althoff Children 
Armstrong A Ford 
Emmy's Pets 

2d half 
Kanayawa Trio 
Prank CFaby 
James Kearney Co 
La Belle Tltcomb 
(One to fill) 

Mew ■•Tea* Cosue. 

POLI'S (ubo) 
Stuart A Keeley 
7 Romans 
Sally Fields 
"Kid Kaharet" 
2d half 
Hunter's Dogs 
Santry A Sherwood Sis 
Krelle's Animals 
Bond A Kasson 
Ed Howard Co 
Homer Llnd Co 

New Orleans 

Hyams A Mclntyre 
"Matinee Girls" 
Clara Inge 
Diamond A Brennan 
Billy 8 Hall 
Ryan A Tierney 
Gormley A Caffrey 

New Raeaelle, N. Y. 

"Last Hope" 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Edward O'Rell 
(Two to fill) 

Norfolk, Vsu 

ACADEMY (ubo) 
(Splits with Rich- 

1st half 
Lamor A Juliet 
Roach A McCurdy 
Wright A Rice 
Spiegel A Jones 
Coradlnl's Animals 


(Open Sun Mat) 
Billy B Van Co 
Nine White Hussars 
McKay A Ardlne 
Pierre Pllletler Co 
LaFrance A Bruce 
DeHaven A Nice 
Williams A Wolfus 
Brown A Rochelle 

(Open Bun Mat) 
Dancing Nereds 
Strenuous Daisy Co 
Laurie Ordway 
Davis A Walker 
DeWltt Young A Sis 

Oarden, Utah 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
CFolden A West 
Sallle Stembler Bros 
Holmes A Riley 
Cameron DeVltt Co 
Wilson Bros 
Slayman All Arabs 


Kalmar A Brown 
S Metsettls 
Thief Caupollcan 
Cleo Gascolgne 
Gertrude Coghlan Co 
Rube Dickinson 
(One to fill) 

Ottawa, Can. 


Warren A Connolly 
Lucille A Cockle 
Baby Helen 
Okabe Japs 
3 Lelghtons 
Lehoen A Dypreece 

Peoria. fJL 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Mason Wilbur A J 
Dale A Boyle 
Martha Russell Co 
Van Bros 
"Pipes of Pan" 
2d half 
Beeman A Anderson 
Allman A Evans 
Bert Leslie Co 
Bob Albright 
(One to fill) 

Pern, in. 

WALLACE (wva) 
(Opap Thurs Mat) 
Geo W Moore 
Mullaly Plngree Co 
Duncan A" Holt 
Gordon B A Kangaroo 


WM PENN (ubo) 
I A B Smith 
Bert Levy 
Cooper A Smith 
Burns A Fulton 
(Two to fill) 

NIXON (ubo) 

Warren A Brock way 
"When Women Rule" 
Frank Terry 
"Haberdashery Shop" 

GRAND (ubo) 
Hazel Moran 
Tralnor A Helen 
"Making the Movies" 
Stravits A Strassner 
Lewis A Norton 
La France Bros Co 

Adlon Co 
The Astalres 
C H ODonnell Co 
Wilson A Le Nolr 
Boeder's Invention 
Nlkka Troupe 
Jean Weir Co 
Lyceum Trio 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Meyakos Trio 
Angelo Patrlcola 
Correlll A Gillette 
Harry Breen 
Kitty Gordon Co 
Flo Irwin Co 
Haveman's Animals 
Sundberg A Renos 
Marie Nordstrom 

Mack A Plngree 
Edith Clifford 
"The Criminal" 
Bud A Nellie Helm 
Johnson's Dog 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Fred Griffiths 
Pop Ward 

Gardner Vincent Co 
Laurie A Aleen 
Bop Tip Co 
(One to fill) 

ALHAMBRA (loew) 
Musical Belles 
Laurie A Aleen 
Walter D Nealand Co 
Pop Ward 
Great Santell 

2d half 
Shooting Savages 
Mack A Plngree 
Edith Clifford 
"Night In Monte Car- 
(One to fill) 


HARRIS (ubo) 
Old Home Choir 
Dunbar Nyle Co 
Hendrlckson A Beula 
"Girl A Bandit" 
Fitzslmmons A Came- 
Treat's Seals 

GRAND (ubo) 
Alf Holt 

Florence Tempest 
Tooney A Norman 
Mr A Mrs Voelker 
Mr A Mrs McGreevy 
Blanche Ring 
(Two to nil) 
Vandlnoff A Louie 
Frances A Ross 
Shanon A Annls 
Herman Tlmberg 
Crouch A Welch 
Bllford 8 

Plalnfleld. N. J. 

Aubrey Yates 
Club Room 4 
The Dohertys 
Three Rlanos 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Wilfred DuBols 
Kingsbury Co 
Wlnfrled A Martin 
M astro Co 
McCowan A Gordon 
Portland. Ore. 
Els A French 
Lew Hawkins 
4 Danubes 
Anna Chandler 
Eleanor Haber Co 
Elsa Ruegger 
McRne & Clegg 

EMPRESS (loew) 
Joyce A West 
Valentine A Vox 

Bush A Shapiro 
"When It Strikes 

Sophie Tucker 
6 Olivers 

James J Corbett 
DeLuze Girls 
Tranafleld Sisters 
Skipper Kennedy A R 
3 Baltus 

Poaarkkeeaate, N Y. 

COHEN'S (loew) 
Kanayawa Trio 
Frank Gaby 
Geo Randall Co 
Moss A Fry 
LaBelle Tltcomb 

2d half 
The Halklngs 
Monarch Comedy 4 
Althoff Children 
Johnson A Deans 
"Officer 444" 

Prorideaee, R. I. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 

Misses Campbell 
Coakley Hanvey A D 
Liplnskl's Dogs 
Novelty Clintons 
Alan Brooks Co 
Henry Lewis 
Manuel Qulroga 
Hazel Klrke 3 

Racine, WIsj. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Kellermann Pictures 

2d half 
"Follies of Bway" 

aiehsaoadU Va. 

LTRIC (ubo) 
(Splits with Norfolk) 

1st half 
Skaters Bijouvo 
Armstrong A Manley 
Wright A Albright 
Jack George 
Agoust Family 

TEMPLE '(ubo) ' 
McCloud A Carp 
Brltt Wood 
"Song Revue" 
W C Fields 
Jack Kennedy Co 
Harriet Burt 
Ioleen Sisters 

EMERY (loew) 
Helen Carlos 8 
Tabor A Green 
Bryan Sumner Co 
"Winning Widows" 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Moss A Fry 
"Stage Struck Kids" 
Bush Bros 
Rock Inland, 111. 

EMPIRE (wva) 
2d half 
"The Bellboy" 

St. IiOnla 

COLUMBIA (orph) 
Lasky's "Beauties" 
Ethel Green 
"The Wall Between" 
Ridley A Fleming 
Edwin George 
Bowers Walters A C 
Marie Fenton 

St PanL Minn. 

(Open Sun Mst) 
6 American Dancers 
Eadie A Ramsden 
Joe A Lew Cooper 
Stan Stanley 3 
Francis McGinn Co 
Lydell Rogers A L 
Hans Kronold 

EMPRES8 (loew) 
David Kallkoa 
Hartley A Pecan 
Marshall P Wilder 
"Grey of Dawn" 
Recklless Trio 

PRINCES8 (wva) 
Dancing Tyrrells 
Joe Roberts Co 
Marshall A Cumby 
Standard Bros 
2d half 
The Gee Jays 
Wisdom A Taylor 
Rice A Morgan 
Musical Conservatory 

A Monkey Circus 
Irahoff Conn A Cor 
Alfred Bergen 
Leo Zorrel 3 
Hal A Francis 
Dnlntv English 3 
EMPRESS (loew) 

(Open Sun Mat) 
Dixon A Dixon 
MHIor A DePaula 
Chas L. Fletcher 

Nichols Sisters 
Wanda ( 

*nlt T.nkp 

(Open Run Mat) 
Elphye Snowden Co 
Fremont Renton Co 
Ellda Morris 
Trnvllla Hros A Seal 
Corhert Sheppard A D 
Lewis A Russell 

EMPRESS (loew) 
Davis A Matthews 
Hoyt A Wardell 
Mcintosh A Maids 
Bernard A Harrington 
Fred Hlllebrand 
Nichols Nelson Tr 

(Open Wed Mat) 
Clare Rawson Co 
Creole Orchestra 
Arthur Whltlaw 
McConnell A Nlemeyer 
Great Harrah Co 

■an Dlosj*) 

Staley Blrbeck Co 
Edgar A Ely Co 
Qulnn A Mitchell 
3 Kratons 
Joe Lanlgan 

San Francisco 

(Open Sun Mat) 

Alice Lloyd 

Bell Family 

Cantwell A Walker 

Avon Comedy 4 

Spinette Quintet 

Kolb A Harland 


Minnie Kaufman 
EMPRESS (loew) 

Landry Bros 

Rouble 81ms 

Delmore A Light 

E E Cllve Co 

The Clevelands 

Ford's Review 
(Open Sun Mat) 

W S Howe Co 

Ten Bonamor 

Wayne 8 

Larry Comer 

Beltrah A Beltrah 

■an Jeee, OaL 

VICTORY (orph) 
(Same hill as at Sac- 
ramento this Issue) 

Savaaaah, Ga. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
(Splits with Charles- 

1st half 
De Leuio Bros 
Marga de la Roaa 
Halley A Noble 
Ward Baker 
Roland A France 

Schenectady. N. Y. 

Eddie Carr Co 
Leonard A Louis 
Strauss A Becker 
Two Lowes 
Mack A Stlllwell 
Jerge A Hamilton 
Hap Handy Co 
Howell Sisters 
2d half 
Daring Darts 
Irene Leslie Co 
Mary Ambrose 
Murray's Pets 
Raphael Co 
Weber A Elliott 
Baker A Murray 
Cavana Duo 

■eranten. Pa. 

POLI'S (ubo) 
Chas Thompson 
Jessie Standlsh 
Geo Felix A Barrys 
Harris A Mannlon 
"Butterfly A Rose" 
Emmett DeVoy Co 
Pekin Mysteries 

(Open Sun Mat) 
Schwars Bros 
Haryon Vadle Co 
Soltl Duo 

Ellnore A Williams 
Jeanne Jomelll 
Moore A Haager 

EMPRESS* (loew) 
Purcella Broa 
Holmes A Holllston 
Joe Kelsey 

Brown A Jackson 
"Love In Sanitarium" 

Marshall's Lilies 
Harry Oirard Co 
Hamilton A Barnes 
Quinn Bros A M 

■Ions City 

(Open Sun Mat) 
Mack A Walker 
C Ollllngwater Co 
Claude Golden 
Ml] a res 
Morris Cronln Co 

South Chicago 

GAIETY (wva) 
Geo Moore 
Billy A Edith Adams 
Hoyt-Steln A Daly 
Morton Wells A Nor 
Wesley's Seals 
2d half 
Alex Thomas 
Carl A Rell 
Leila Davis Co 
Jean Challme 
Rice Elmer A Tom 


ORPHEUM (loew) 
Andrew Msck 
Moore A Elliott 
Bell Boy Trio 
Gasch Bisters 

(Open Sun Mat) 
Cornell Corlay Co 
Josefssen Troupe 
Exposition 4 
Three G*uys 
Evans A Sister 

Sprtnatleld, Mass. 

POLI'S (ubo) 

1st half 
Margoes' Manikins 
Grace Pomeroy 
Whipple Huston Co 
Kleins Bros 
Prelle's Dogs 
Sam Mann Co 
Leon A Leon 
Prince Chas Co 

2d half 
Al Edwards 
Thatcher A Dean 
The Vanderkoors 

Dancing Lavarrs 
Kaufman Bros 
"Kid Kaharet" 

ataektaa. Cat. 

YO SEMITE (orph) 
(Same bill as at Sac- 
ramento this Issue) 

S"rraen»e. W. "V. 
GRAND (ubo) 
I/ee Barth 

Mosher Hayes A M 
The Langdons 
Lottie Collins 
Mr A Mrs F Voetglln 
Primrose 4 
Hanlon Bros 
(One to fill) 


"Whirlwind Beauties" 
O'Neal A Walmsley 
Reml A Ballengerl 
Cora Simpson Co 
Baker Troupe 

Tansa, Fla. 
TAMPA (ubo) 
(Open Sun Night) 
Albert Rouget A Part 
Kramer A Morton 
Annie Abbott 
Howard A Symon 
Jacob's Dogs 

Terre Hante. fnd. 

The Mosarts 
Billy Arnold Co 

De Marcos Animals 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Jolly A Wild 
Hendrix Bella Isle Co 
Kenny A Hoi lis 
Johnson Howard A L 
(One to fill) 

Toledo, O. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Marie Dorr 
L De Cordova Co 
Willie Weston 
Chang Wha 4 
BInns A Burns 


SHEA'S (ubo) 
Trixie Frlganza 
Gardiner 3 
Roxy LaRocca 
Geo N Brown Co 
Fisher A Green 
Hawthorne A Tngllss 
Alpine Troupe 
Milton Pollock Co 

YONGE ST (loew) 

Mario A Trevette 
Deland Carr Co 
Jeanette Adair 
Muller Bros 
"Honey Olrls" 
Andy Rico 
Frey Twins A Frey 
Troy, N. Y. 
Daring Darts 
Irene Leslie Co 
M astro Co 
Bennett Sisters 
Baker A Murray 
Dolly South 
Cavana Duo 

2d half 
H A B Rem pel 
LaVeene Co 
Strauss A Becker 
Mack A Stlllwell 
Fields A Brown 
Bronston Ryan A O 

Union Hill, N. J. 

HUDSON (ubo) 
Max Mllllan 
Knox Wilson 
Adele Moraw 
Lorraine A Dudley 
Cardo A Noll 
Alexander Kids 
Adas Troupe 
(One to fill) 

Utlca, N. Y. 

SHUBERT (ubo) 
(Splits with Temple, 


1st half 
Edward Marshall 
F A L Bruch 
Met Minstrels 
Keane A Window 
Piplfax A Panlo 

Vaaeoaver, B. C. 

Lea Casados 
Ward Sisters 
El Cleve 
James Grady Co 
Sampson A Douglas 
Russell's Minstrels 

Guy Woodward Co 
Tai Plea Troupe 
Paine A Nesbltt 
Fred Dupres 

Victoria. B. C. 

Jlu Jltsu Japs 
Wright A Lane 
Jules Marceau Co 
Danny Simmons 
Ted A Uno Bradley 
Wa^enejOenu m. fj. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Boganny Troupe 
Ball A West 
Raymond A Bain 
Howard A McCane 

"Neptune's Garden" 
Horellk Troupe 
Chas Orapewln Co 
8antly A Norton 
Louis London 
Havlland A Thornton 
Wherry Lewis 8 
Lawrence A Hurlsfolk 

The Operator 
Musical Nosses 
Marco Twins 
Howard A Malson 
3 Arleys 

STRAND (wva) 
The Engfords 
Gardner A Nichols 
Weber Dolan A F 
Copeland Draper Co 

"LADY LUXURY"— Casino (3d week). 
"THE LILAC DOMINO'— 44th Street (11th 

"THE LIE" (Margaret Illlngton)— Harris 

(3d week). 
"THE MIXUP" (Marie Dressier)— 30th 

Street (2d week). 
"THE ONLY 01 RL"— Lyric (10th week). 
"THE PHANTOM RIVAL' —Belasco (14th 

week ) • 
"THE SHOW SHOP'— Hudson (2d week). 
"THE SILENT VOICE" (Otis Skinner) — Em- 
pire (2d week). 
"TWIN BEDS'— Fulton (22d week). 
"UNDER COVER"— Cort (20th week). 
"WATCH YOUR STEP"— New Amsterdam (5th 

week) . 
"WARS' OF THE WORLD"— Hippodrome 

(18th week). 



week ) . 

"CHIN-CHIN" (Montgomery and Stone) — 
Globe (1Mb week). 

"D.«DDY LONG LEGS' -Gaiety (15th week). 

"DANCING AROUND" (Al Jolson) — Winter 
Garden (13th week). 

"EXPERIENCE"— Booth (11th week). 

GERMAN STOCK— Irving Place. 

"HELLO BROADWAY" (George Cohan Re- 
vue)— Astor (3d week). 

"IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE"— Cohan (18th 

"KTCK IN"— Republic (13th week). 
"LADY LUXURY"— Casino (.*ld week). 
"LIFE"— Manhattan O. H. (12th week). 
"MATERNITY" (Richard Bennett)— Princess 

(.Inn. 7). 
MARIE TEMPEST CO. (Repertoire)— Comedy 

(10th week). 
"OUTCAST" (Elsie Ferguson) -Lyceum flOth 

week ) . 
"ON TRIAL"— Candler (21st week). 
"POOR LITTLE THING"— Nandhox (3d week;. 
"POLYGAMY"— Park (Oth week). 
"SECRET STRINGS" — Lnngncrn (2d week). 
"SONG OF SONGS"— Eltlnee (3d week). 
"SINNERS"— Plnvhousc (Jan. 0). 
"TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT"- Shubert (3d 

week ) . 
"THE DEBUTANTE" (Hazel Dawn) — 

Knickerbocker (5th week). 
"THE HAWK" (Wm. Favershnm) Maxlne 

Elliott (14th week). 
"THE LAW OF THE LAND" 18th Street 

(15th week). 


Georgetown, Del., Dec. 80. 

The Lyric Theatre property, on Market 
street. Wilmington, Del., has been sold to 
Martha Ferris for $33,000. 

The Polonlal is the name that has been 
given to a theatre that is being constructed in 
Wilmington, Del., on Maryland avenue, by a 
number of Influential Polish residents of that 
city. It will be opened Christmas. The Ave- 
nue theatre, Wilmington. Del., la being re- 

Salisbury, Md., has a new theatre to be 
known as the Arcade, with a seating capacity 
of 1,200. It will open for the first time Christ- 
mas night. Vaudeville will be played. 

Watertown, Deo. 80. 
The picture theatre being built in Franklin 
street by John Lamon la to be known as the 
Strand. The house Is expected to open by 

Dunkirk, N. Y., Dso. 80. 
James L. Drohen has bought from Charles 
Blood a large block of property on Central 
avenue and will at once start work on a 
theatre. Tho building will cost, $70,000. 

Philadelphia. Dso. 80. 
A picture theater to cost $50,000 will be 
built on a site on Broad street, between Hus- 
comb and Rockland streets, Logan. The house 
will seat 1,000. Plans have been prepared and 
work will be started shortly. The Bellevue 
theatre, at Front street and Susquehanna ave- 
nue, which is being built for Ellas ft Koenlg, 
of the Casino, Is rapidly approaching comple- 
tion. The house will show pictures. 

Norwich, N. Y., Dso. 80. 
The Colonla will open Jan. 1. It Is the first 
real theatre this city has ever had. The build- 
ing cost $73,000. 

Llttls Falls, N. Y., Dso. SQ. 
Plans are under way by W. H. Linton, owner 
of the Hippodrome (pictures), to transform It 
into a regular theatre and play legitimate. He 
has purchased a site adjoining the Hippodrome 
for the purpose. 

H. O. and A. J. Lux, owners of ths Al- 
hambra picture house, Utlca, N. Y., havs 
purchased the Peterson Block, Oneida Square, 
In that city and will erect thereon a new 
picture theatre, seating 1,400. 

Youngstown, O., Dec. 80. 
The opening of the new Hippodrome and 
arcade has been deferred a short time on 
account of an accident to the concrete work 
In the arcade several weeks ago, but resi- 
dent manager John R. Elliott announces that 
the house will likely be opened In January. 
Three-a-day vaudeville for the full week will 
likely be the policy. 

Baltimore, Dec. 80. 
A picture theatre costing $100,000 is soon 
to be erected on the south side of North 
avenue, between Charles street and Maryland 
avenue, by the Northern Amusement Co. The 
intorlor of the building will be egg shaped 
to enable the entire audience to see ths pic- 
tures without distortion and to perfeot the 
acoustics. Seating capacity, 1,300. George R. 
Webb la largely Interested In the enterprise. 
Two other houses for pictures will also 
shortly be built In this city, one at 221 North 
Eutaw street by Joseph Blechman, and the 
other by William L. Oray at 1362-1868 West 
North avenue. 

Elisabeth, N. J., Dec. 30. 
George K. Hall and Frank A. Smith, owners 
of tho United States theatre of this city and 
the Garden theatre of Hobokcn, announce the 
purchase of a site for a picture theatre In 
Jersey City. Manager Smith qt the local play- 
bouse said the Jersey City house would be 
built on Bergen square, the most exclusive 
residential section of that city. The theatre 
will cost $13,000 and the work of construo- 
tlon will be commenced in the early spring. 

Utlca, N. Y., Dec. 80. 
Harry C. and Arthur J. Lux have bought 
the property on Oneida square now occupied 
hy a business block and will erect a picture 
house. The Lux brothers also own the Ala- 

Philadelphia, Dec. 80. 
The Hoffman Co., architects, who preparod 
the plans for many of the larger theatres 
erected here in recent yearn, are now work- 
Int? on plans for a new house to he erected 
nt B2d and Chestnut streets by the Earle- 
Ma«tbaura syndicate, to cost $25,000. The 
structure will be one story high, 150 by 136 
feet. The section In which the new house 
will be located Is now well supplied with both 
pictures and vaudeville houses, with prosper- 
ous conditions prevailing. 




Initial Presentation, First Appearance 

or Reappearance In or Around 

New York 

Carl Jorn, Palace. 
Tommy Gray, Alhambra. 
4 Antwerp Girls, Alhambra. 
Roberta and Verera, Alhambra. 
Hazel Kirk and Co., Royal. 
Dunbar*i Ringers, Colonial. 
Lupita Perea, Colonial. 
Georgie Wood, Bushwick. 
Catherine Calvert and Co., Bushwick. 
Cosgrove and Burns, Bushwick. 
Long Tack Sam Co., Hammerstein's. 
Fred J. Adrath and Co., Hammer- 
"Garden of Passion," Hammerstein's. 
J. C. Nugent and Co., Hammerstein's. 

Bob Matthews, Al Shayne and Co. 

"Dreamland" (Comedy). 

21 Mins.; Three Scenes (Special Set 

and Drop). 

Bobby Matthews has extended the 
scheme of his "dope fiend" skits into 
a vaudeville production, calling it 
"Dreamland," and having Al Shayne, 
the Hebrew comic, for principal sup- 
port. The act opens in "one" before a 
Chinatown drop, goes into a mythical 
"Dreamland" that calls for a full stage 
set, and returns to "one" again, as 
an officer awakens the sleepers on the 
bench, Messrs. Matthews and Shayne, 
who have imagined the wealth and 
beauty of "Dreamland" from an over- 
dosed cigaret Mr. Matthews was smok- 
ing. He loaned the cigaret to Mr. 
Shayne for a puff, just before they left 
Chinatown. A company is carried. 
Claire Antoinette Schade attracted the 
most notice among three young women 
who pose as Egyptian beauties in the 
far off land. She has dialog and pret- 
tily dances. The other young women 
(Lillian Vogelle and Ella Gold) look 
nice. In the full set Mr. Shayne gets 
his best opportunity for comedy and 
makes full use of it. He also sings. 
with Mr. Matthews, who earlier 
warbled alone. Matthews' first song 
ir "Chinatown," a song four or five 
years old that but recently became a 
song hit, made so, according to all 
accounts, by this act which carried 
it west. It's a slow dreamy drag or 
rag that holds a marked similarity to 
several strains of Victor Herbert's 
"Natoma" (grand opera). Equal com- 
edy strength in the turn to Mr. Al 
Shaync's fun-making is the extravagant 
dialog written by Mr. Matthews to 
describe the fantastic "Dreamland.' 
This talk as the outpourings of a "hop 
head" is heard in the first section and 
brings laughs on its own. as the very 
wildness of it is tunny. Mr. Matthews 
takes the dope character as well as 
ever. In "Dreamland" lie lias a dis- 
tinctive vaudeville turn, the only one 
of its kind, and. besides, well worth 
while as an act or a comedy number. 

Si me. 

Willis and Le Roy. 


15 Mins.; One. 

Union Square. 

With a great deal of work this team 
may develop into a musical act that 
would qualify for small time. 

Homer B. Mason and Marguerite 

"Married" (Comedy). 
37 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Interior 



The play and the players suit each 
other. It is a dainty little comedy 
daintily set in a special hotel suite 
scene, and deftly handled by Homer B. 
Mason and Marguerite Keeler. Porter 
Emerson Browne wrote the piece that 
has nothing but laughs from the mo- 
ment Mr. Mason meets Miss Keeler in 
the hotel room. "Loss of Memory" 
is the keynote of the plot. The woman 
after a ten days' session with a blank 
reason, finds herself and memory in 
the Hotel Beverick. Her physician, 
over the phone, says she has been miss- 
ing for days and orders her to bed for 
a rest until he arrives. Miss Keeler un- 
gowns in the alcove and clambers into 
the full-sized bed that is a part of the 
set. A burglar had entered the suite, 
secreting himself. A fumbling is heard 
at the door. Mr. Mason arrives, prop- 
erly "soused." He discovers several 
things in the room that are unfamiliar, 
particularly a woman's outfit, which he 
promptly throws out of the window, 
afterward seeing the owner asleep. 
From this point on the laughs are con- 
tinuous. The "souse" cannot recall 
the happenings of the past few days 
or explain his and her presence. He 
concludes they must have been married. 
The woman awakes. During the ensu- 
ing dialog she is apprised of his sus- 
picions. He agrees to leave and return 
for breakfast in the morning when the 
situation will be discussed. Both had 
recovered their reason by blackjack 
blows from the burglar during the run- 
ning of the sketch. The blow sobered 
the man. He admits the woman was 
an excelfent choice for a wife. The 
doctor calls up. He wishes to speak 
to her. The man knows the physician 
also, who informs each they could not 
have been married, as the man only 
escaped from his sanitarium that morn- 
ing. During the conversational tur- 
moil the burglar seeks to escape, is 
detected and held by the man. The 
sneak thief confesses he is a klepto- 
maniac, also a clergyman. The man 
grabs him, and with his other hand on 
the arm of the woman arranges the 
party for a marriage ceremony, as the 
curtain descends. What might be 
looked upon as a delicate role and 
situation, that of the girl in bed, leav- 
ing it and afterward seated in an arm 
chair covered by the man's overcoat, 
was so nicely gauged by Miss Keeler 
that only the comedy side became 
prominent. Miss Keeler is giving an 
unusually good performance in thrs 
playlet, and Mr. Mason is not a whit 
behind in the pure comedy role. The 
length is something to be considered. 
It runs 37 minutes, with the first 13 
or 14 midutes mere building up of 
detail that might be replaced by a 
picture film, reducing the act to its 
real action, from the time the prin- 
cipals meet. However, Mason and 
Keeler in "Married" are happily placed. 
They have not had previously anything 
in vaudeville that touched this playlet 
or their playing of this vaudeville gem. 


Leo C. Bell and Co. (2). 
Baseball Sketch. 
12 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Union Square. 

The sketch that Mr. Bell and com- 
pany are offering seems to have been 
lifted from one of the Saturday Eve- 
ning Post stories that appeared some 
time ago. There are three people in 
the scene, laid in the pitcher's room 
in the hotel. There is the college 
pitcher, the sand-lot shortstop and his 
sister, whom the pitcher loves. It is 
the morning of the last game of the 
season, the game that is to decide 
the pennant winner. The short- 
stop enters the pitcher's room and 
there is some comedy in the dialog 
at this point. Later the sister and 
sweetheart come in and accuse the 
pitcher of having sold out for $5,000 
to throw the game. He finally con- 
fesses and says that he was tempted 
because he needed the money to send 
his mother, who is ill, to Arizona. The 
girl comes to the rescue and the pitcher 
goes into the game to win. The 
sketch could be improved by securing 
an actor to play the pitcher. The 
shortstop is well played, and the girl 
answers nicely. 


Anne Sullivan and Co. (3). 
"A Woman's Way" (Dramatic). 
18 Mins.; Three (Parlor; Special). 
86th Street 

This sketch fooled them Tuesday 
night. The dialog made a splendid 
impression and not a single word was 
lost. The sketch is well acted, par- 
ticularly so for the smaller houses, 
and tells a dramatic little story that 
has some timely comedy quips and 
situations. A chorus girl, owing four 
months' room rent, is in despair. No 
work and a drain on a show girl friend 
who has a job place her at the mercy 
of a rich man. The landlady, seeing 
visions of her rent money if Rose 
accepts the man's attentions, urges her 
to take the auto ride and get a square 
feed. The man is Dick Wilton, a 
former suitor of Rose's friend, Rae 
Raymond. In succession appears Rae 
who suspects that Rose is about to go 
wrong and she springs a surprise on 
Wilton when learning he is the man 
waiting for her. Rose overhears and 
bawls him out right. Wilton exits with 
the remark, "For once in my life I'm 
>Jad to sec two women stick together." 
The sketch is capitally written, if not 
so new in theme. It is away ahead 
a raft of the "human interest" sketches 
now playing the big time. 

Three Creighton Sisters. 
Songs and Dances. 
9 Mins.; One. 
Columbia (Dec. 27). 

Three K» r ls with songs, dances and 
piano playing. The act will have to 
develop a lot more speed before it will 
be accepted in really last company. 
The principal fault at present is that 
one of the girls who attempts a num- 
ber has no voice at all and she is in a 
large measure responsible for the act 
slowing down to a great extent. The 
trio nil work hard when it comes to 
dancing. One member has a fair idea 
of how to put a number over. At pres- 
ent the turn is just about right for a 
very early spot on very small bills. 

Initial Presentation of Lag itimata 
Attractions in New York 

"Maternity" (Richard Bennett), Prin- 
cess (Jan. 7). 
"Sinners/* Playhouse (Jan. 6). 

12 Mins.; One. 

Quiroga, "No. 4" at the Palace last 
week (following Murphy and Nichols) 
stopped the show. Playing four num- 
bers of the classical type Quiroga 
easily establishes himself as one of the 
best fiddlers ever in vaudeville. Where 
good music is liked Quiroga can dupli- 
cate his Palace perforamnce. 

Murphy and Nichols. 
"A Quiet Night" (Comedy). 
19 Min.; Full Stage (Special Interior 

In this new act Murphy and Nichols 
have a turn of the oldest style. It is 
of a man trying to rent a room in a 
quiet house and finding immediately 
different conditions prevail. The most 
comedy is gleaned from Murphy's old 
shaving effort he did in "From Zaza to 
Uncle Tom." The new act will have a 
very hard time following the past suc- 
cesses this couple have had. 

Clara Howard. 


10 Mins.; One. 

Academy, Chicago. 

Chicago, Dec. 30. 
This young singer, fresh from the 
Pacific Coast, made her Chicago debut 
under favorable circumstances. She 
had the good sense and good taste to 
select popular songs, especially for the 
audience patronizing this house. She 
dresses in excellent taste, and has a 
swing and a dash with her that is in- 
gratiating. It is bound to get her into 
the good graces of an audience in a 
jiffy. Miss Howard has verve and spir- 
it that may soon cause some of the 
established single singing women to 
look to their laurels. With material 
she is a big time act. 

"In Old Tyrol." 
Musical Comedy. 
25 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Back 


The frame-up recalls an act of the 
burlesque show in former years. Sonic 
of the talk dated as far back. There 
is a leading girl soprano, a French 
comedian. ? Hebrew comedian and six 
girls. The Frenchman is not very 
funny, nor is the Hebrew, but the old 
time duel scene at the finish rewards 
them sufficiently to call their comedy 
reaching. The soprano has a very 
sweet voice, but the redeeming par: is 
the dancing of the six hard-working 
girls. Two very good numbers arc 
done by them in pretty costumes. The 
first is a ski dance, reminiscent of 
the old English big shoe dance. The 
other number is done to the strain of 
"When It's Night Time Down in Bur- 
gundy." If this act ever gets very 
far in vaudeville it will have no one 
1o blame but the six girls, with the 
soprano a close second. At p»-f«ent a 
good feature for small time 



Irene Miller. 
Singing Comedienne. 
12 Mine.; One. 
Columbia (Dec. 25). 

Miss Miller is evidently an English 
single. She has three songs with cos- 
tume change for each. Two of the 
numbers are story songs, evidently re- 
stricted material, and her third (and 
closing) number is "Tipperary," which 
she sings in an Irish costume that is 
an exact duplicate of the one Alice 
Lloyd employs in singing the same 
number. Miss Miller's early numbers 
are in all likelihood English songs that 
have had their lyrics revamped to fit 
America. She puts them over in a neat 
manner and her diction is excellent. 
Closing with "Tipperary" she got over 
in great shape with an Irish reel very 
well done to help her out. Miss Mil- 
ler should get time, and plenty of it, 
over here, although she might add an- 
other song to her repertoire. 

National Four. 


12 Mins.; Full Stage (Special). 

Columbia (Dec. 27). 

Two men and two women in a cab- 
aret dance affair. The stage is set to 
resemble the interior of a cafe with a 
dance floor. Bell-boy and maid pres- 
ent on the opening. Two guests ar- 
rive and immediately start dancing. 
The woman is rather heavy but withal 
an exceedingly light dancer. Her face 
is strikingly pretty. The man who 
works with her must be possessed of 
tremendous strength judging from the 
manner in which he handles his part- 
ner. After the first dance by the 
guests the boy and maid do a dance 
and a song-recitation. Then the first 
couple are on again and the younger 
duo again follow them. For a finish 
all offer a fast number with a whirling 
shutter on the spot to give a picture 
effect. The act is quite small timey. 

Frank L. Gregory Troupe. 

Hoop Jugglers. 

10 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Frank Gregory, the producer and 
main hoop thrower of this troupe, 
looked out for the appearance of his 
organization when he presented this 
act. After an extended tour in Eu- 
rope and engagements here in produc- 
tions the troupe took to vaudeville this 
week. Two girls and five men make 
up the act and the hoops are always 
in evidence through the number in the 
air at once. Through this and the 
pretty black and white costumes the 
spectacle presented is a very pleasing 
one. Gregory has a big time hoop act. 

Harris Twins. 
6 Mins.; Full Stage. 
86th Street. 

Contortionists have more or less be- 
come passe, but the Harris Twins are 
bcund to excite interest. A boy and 
girl go through an effective bending 
routine that makes a big impression. 
The mother (she looks like the twins) 
appears and announces that Bobby 
Harris will do what none of the others 
attempt, the close to body back bend- 
ing. The boy runs the back of his 
head all the way down and back to 
his hips and legs to the floor. 

The Summertime Girls. 

Musical Comedy. 

25 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Set). 

Harlem Opera House. 

Six girls in this small musical com- 
edy make up a chorus. A light come- 
dian, a girl and an exaggerated Eng- 
lish Johnnie complete the cast. The 
girls could put this act over, if they 
were there in the looks and dance 
line. At one time they wear bathing 
costumes with pink and white stock- 
ings, and there is not one among them 
who could near make Annette Keller- 
mann the least bit jealous. Their danc- 
ing is not even excusable. The English 
Johnnie gets laughs through his forced 
efforts, but only at times. The leading 
girl and the light comedian are pass- 
able. The scene is in a seaside candy 
store, with a soda fountain. The one 
effect where the searchlight is used 
behind the girls who have transparent 
skirts missed Tuesday night, through 
the impatience of the electrician. 
There is a little story not badly told. 
With six good working and better 
looking girls the act could be made 
an attraction on the small time. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hat old De Costa. 

"The Tamer" (Comedy). 

14 Mins.; Full Stage (Parlor). 


Working in a set much too elaborate 
for the style of the story, these two 
people prove themselves to be quite 
adept in acting a very good comedy 
sketch. The story, while not new in 
plot, will interest and it should hold 
the act on the better houses of the 
small time. The plot deals with the 
husband who makes his wife jealous 
in order to test her love. 

Nash and Evans. 

Talk, Songs, Skate Dancing. 

16 Mins.; One and Two. 


The idea has been used before, but 
these two, a man and a woman, do it 
so well they should be chased on to 
the big time immediately. The turn 
opens in "one," and the fellow does 
the usual talk about an act not being 
there and says a reel of pictures will 
be shown. At this moment a girl is 
heard off stage and wanders on while 
the fellow is talking. She is three 
hours late for rehearsal. A three-cor- 
nered argument commences in which 
the orchestra leader plays an important 
part. The talk is snappy and contains 
big time laughs. It is framed for the 
small time houses, though, for pictures 
are mentioned throughout. After the 
talk the man manipulates a tam- 
bourine in good old minstrel style, the 
girl sings an Irish song and then the 
act goes into "two," where the man 
does some excellent dancing on roller 
skates, dancing up a very high platform 
made of steps. 

Yolande Trio. 


13 Mins.; Full Stage. 

Union Square. 

Two men and a woman show gym- 
nastic feats with certain novelties, but 
which are presented rather crudely. 
The trio are very likely newcomers 
for they lack the snap and finish the 
usual gymnastic turns have. 

La Venere'a Models. 


11 Mins.; Full. 

Two women, each possessing a fig- 
ure that would delight the eye of any 
artist or sculptor present a very charm- 
ing posing act that comprises life re- 
productions of ten of the marble clas- 
sic masterpieces. One woman is 
built along fully developed matronly 
lines while the other is more youthful. 
The manager of the act should consult 
a library and check up the spelling on 
the announcement cards. Another 
suggestion is that the women should 
not break a pose to acknowledge ap- 
plause. The act is one that will do 
nicely on any of the smaller big time 

Ethel Gilmore. 
Classic Dances. 
10 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Union Square. 

Ethel Gilmore is assisted by Ray 
Gilmore. The two are offering classic 
dances, rather badly done and in need 
of rehearsing. The second number is 
the best. For the close there is an 
Egyptian dance that reminds* one of 
a frieze adorning an Egyptian temple. 
The day of dancing acts of this sort 
has passed unless a novelty of some 
sort is offered. Miss Gilmore is grace- 
ful enough, but her work is in a meas- 
ure handicapped by the ungraceful 
manner in which her sister handles 

Connolly and Naulty. 
Songs and Talk. 
15 Mins.; One. 
86th Street 

Blackface. Evening clothes. One 
has big, floppy shoes of the gunboat 
dimensions and smokes a cigar 
throughout. He handles the comedy 
and at the finish dons woman's clothes. 
There's a combination of talk, songs 
and dancing which will appeal to the 
pop houses. The travesty on the 
smart set dancing caused much laugh- 
ter. The comedy boy shows possi- 

Bowen and Bowen. 
Songs and Talk. 
14 Mins.; One. 
Union Square. 

A man and woman team offering the 
usual routine of songs and talk found 
on small time. The man seems ex- 
ceedingly sure of himself and over- 
does in his efforts to be classed with 
"nut comedians." The girl is fair. 
Will do for an early spot on small 

"The Fun Shop." 

Girl Act 

23 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Set). 

Union Square. 

Four girls and three boys make up 
' The Fun Shop." The scene is the 
interior of a Western Union office. 
There are three girl operators, three 
messenger boys and the girl office 
manager. Usual "cissy" messenger, 
"Dutch" boy and the straight found 
in messenger boy quartets for years. 
The girls look good, and two lead 
numbers nicely. The act will do nice- 
ly on any small time bill. 

Gale Stewart 


10 Mins.; One. 

86th Street. 

Gale Stewart is a big woman who 
depends on her voice. She puts ou( 
a card announcing "William Tell" and 
appears with a cornet in her hand. 
She doesn't play, but sings "I Won- 
der What Will William Tell." She 
appears later in an evening gown that 
looks classy on the small time. Miss 
Stewart sings well but hasn't the 
strongest routine for pop houses. 

Barrows and Wilbert 
Barrel Jumpers. 
6 Mins.; Full Stage. 
86th Street. 

Young men. One works in clown- 
face. Both good barrel jumpers, par- 
ticularly the straight chap. He has 
several jumps that would prove dam- 
aging to his constitution were he to 
make a single miscalculation. Act can 
open or close pop show with effect. 

Morosco and Brown. 
Songs and Violin. 
14 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Union Square. 

Morosco and Erown have the basis 
of a very good small time turn, with 
the idea poorly worked out. The 
greatest asset the act has is the girl, 
and she is overshadowed by the man 
"hogging" the act. This girl does not 
need a violinist with her. She has 
personality, sufficient voice and a 
manner of putting a number over that 
will make her a very desirable single 
for the better small time houses and 
a possibility of reaching the big time 
later. Her opening number was the 
hit of the act. Hypnotic violin dance 
is bad. Let this girl do three or four 
numbers, and if she must carry the 
man with her let him play his solos 
in the orchestra pit while the girl is 
making her changes. 

Keefe, Langdon and Wheeler. 
Comedy Singing Trio. 
10 Mins.; One. 
Union Square. 

Three men working as "rube," black- 
face and straight, with fairly good 
voices, make up a comedy trio de- 
signed along usual lines. They are 
singing popular numbers and pass nice- 
ly with the small time audiences. 


"Candy Store Girls/ 
20 Mins.; Full Stage. 

"The Candy Store Girls" is a classy 
act that should prove good for any 
small time bill, mostly through the ap- 
pearance of the girls. Three princi- 
pals, two men and a woman, and four 
choristers are in the turn. The girls 
make three ch; ngts. The woman prin- 
cipal wears the same gown through- 
out. The two men, one straight, the 
other as a "nut" comedian, do not im- 
press with their work. The comedian 
leads a number at the finish that goes 
over nicely. The act has a good set- 
ting representing the interior of a 
store with the usual soda counter, at 
which the comedian docs most of his 
best comedy, all rather rough and 
sloppy. With more real comedy and a 
better straight this act would have a 
good chance. 







Broadway wanted to know what 
could follow the other "revues," now 
reigning hits along the white lighted 
thoroughfare. Cohan & Harris gave 
the answer in "Hello Broadway" at the 
Astor theatre Christmas night. 

Not alone is it a real revue, much 
more so than anything with "revue" 
ambitions within a number of years, 
but it had George M. Cohan and Will- 
iam Collier as its principal players, 
Mr. Cohan returning to stage harness 
once more and again being responsible 
for the book, music and lyrics. 

Messrs. Cohan and • Collier poked 
fun at themselves, at the "book" of 
the play, and at the pieces in town and 
some of those that had passed away 
(including Cohan's own "Miracle 
Man"), and it all combined to make 
"Hello Broadway" a "laughing show." 
With that and Cohan and Collier, 
nothing else is called for. 

Much of the dialog Mr. Cohan has 
written for himself and his co-star reads 
as though it had been fashioned for 
an evening of fun at the Friars. But 
the audience will "get it," for Mr. 
Cohan has the knack of humorously 
"panning" himself. No one will miss 
that, though some of the audience does 
just get in from Five Corners. 

The first act did not promise over- 
much at any time, due mainly to the 
absence of a striking song success in 
that section, which was saved through 
the two stars blacking up on the stage, 
doing an old-fashioned song and dance 
under the cork. The finale of the first 
act, when "The Irving Berlin Melo- 
dies" was sung with Mr. Cohan lead- 
ing, left an indelible impression, as 
much among the first nighters for Mr. 
Cohan's open admiration for Mr. Ber- 
lin, as expressed by him lyrically in 
this number, as for the song arrange- 
ment, although this number was one 
of the three that stood out among the 
ethers. But the first act did possess 
"speed," and that's what Cohan might 
tack onto his name. 

Commencing with the second act, 
when "The Barnum & Bailey Rag" 
that held a collection of freaks and 
animals among the choristers, gave a 
lively start, to the travesty on "On 
Trial" that immediately followed, and 
then continued to the conclusion of 
the performance, there was a succes- 
sion of laughs whenever Cohan and 
Collier were around. Collier did a 
"dame" as "Innocent" and Cohan 
played opposite as Leo Ditrichstein. 
This pair indulged in some rough com- 
edy that didn't seem so rough, as they 
did it, while Cohan has added accom- 
plishments through doing " falls." If 

Collier kicked or tripped Cohan, Cohan 
flopped to the stage, and did it well. 
In fact, Mr. Cohan worked like a Tro- 
jan to get the show over and he got 
it away over, had it over long before 
the curtain, but kept right on working. 
The tale that carries the show along 
is the attempted importation of a 
Chinese melodrama into this country. 
The manuscript is supposed to be con- 
tained in a hat box Collier insists upon 
carrying, telling the audience if he 
loses the box the performance will 
have to end. 

With a company (more imposing on 
the salary list than on the stage) for 

assistance, the two leading principals 
galloped along, taking a whack at this 
or that play, running the travesties 
into a general scheme that required a 
confirmed first nighter to keep tab on 
what play was referred to, but not 
caring much since the happenings 
brought laughter. 

Peggy Wood, among the women, 
was the biggest favorite. She had "I 
Wanted to Come to Broadway" with 
a comedy line ending the chorus, and 
(7 id it very well. She also remarked to 
Mr. Cohan as Ditrichstein that he was 
giving a pretty bad imitation. "Well," 
replied George M., "it's the only chance 
I have had to get back for the rotten 
imitations they have been doing of me 
for years." Louise Dresser was hand- 
ed the "best number," "Down by the 
Erie Canal," incidental to which "song 
plugging" devices were exposed, during 
many encores. Belle Blanche had a 
chance in "one" with her vaudeville 
turn and did very well, although do- 
ing too much. Florence Moore and 
Thelma Pinder as were natty little 
court officers in the "On Trial" bur- 

Charles Dow Clark in three or four 
roles gave an excellent performance of 
each. Sydney Jarvis, playing the cop- 
per after the smuggled meller, also 
did a good show and had one number, 
"Broadway Tipperary," that was well 
sung and dressed, at least. 

Tom Dingle as The Miracle Man, 
with his graceful loose and eccentric 
dancing earned loud applause and 
much appreciation. His vaudeville 
partner, Jack Corcoran, also shared 
when Dingle and Corcoran did their 
team dancing. John Hendricks was 
Mr. Wu, Lawrence Wheat did the 
juvenile roles and Martin Brown and 
Rosie Dolly their usual dances, also 
both trying to act at different times. 

In "scenes" Messrs. Cohan and Col- 
lier had the "Two Playhouses" with 
verse and talk before a special drop, 
and during it they prepared for "My 
Flag" number, the second (and last) 
act finale. Mr. Cohan said since "re- 
tiring" he had been dreaming of his 
dancing shoes each night, while Col- 
lier told in lyrics how he had advised 
George to "go get a flag again." But 
still the "flag thing" was not a riot. 
Two many have imitated Cohan in this 
as they have himself. 

While "Hello Broadway" is short, a 
regular musical hit, and it might, as Mr. 
Cohan said in the scng, be well to have 
Mr. Berlin write one, it doesn't need 
music. There is too much good fun, 
besides Mr. Cohan and Mr. Collier 
(who could not have improved upon 
his showing) to miss anything. 

Ned Wayburn staged the first and 
second act finales, also the "Erie 
Canal" number. James Gorman staged 
the other songs. 

During one scene Mr. Collier said, 
"Georgj, you were all wrong to open 
cold in New York. This show should 
have gone out on the road for a couple 
of weeks." "It may be there in a 
couple of weeks" replied Mr. Cohan 
with a grim smile, but it won't leave 
the Astor before all the New Yorkers 
who want to laugh at good, intelligent, 
clean, fast comedy will have seen 
"Hello Broadway," and that's going to 
take a long while. Bime. 


The very good light playing bill at 
the Palace this week is headed by Eva 
Tanguay, who is making her first ap- 
pearance at that largest of New York's 
vaudeville theatres. While Miss Tan- 
guay is new to the theatre, she was not 
a stranger to the Monday night audi- 
ence, judging from the reception and 
the laughter at the many pointed lines 
in the lyrics of her new songs. 

Miss Tanguay has the best collec- 
tion of numbers, lyrically, she has yet 
sung at one time. The songs are well 
written with telling points, and if, as 
reports say, Blanche Merrill wrote Miss 
Tanguay's new numbers, Miss Merrill 
is shooting ahead rapidly as a song 
writer. The numbers are, of course, 
greatly aided by Miss Tanguay's 
sprightliness and knowledge of deliver- 
ing songs built to fit her style. Her 
diction is not the least important. The 
combination of Miss Tanguay and her 
present songs is a merry one for the 
eccentric's current vaudeville tour. 

The houg^ responded quickly to Eva's 
first, "Hello Everybody," carrying a 
request to call back "Hello." Her 
numbers are all comics, in one way or 
another. The second was "I Want 
Someone to Go Wild With Me." The 
idea got a laugh. "Outside of That, 
Eva, You're All Right," next, was a de- 
cided comedy success. Miss Tanguay 
pans herself to a frazzel in this num- 
ber, the chorus ending with the title 
line. That song appears to have been 
written to leave captious critics nothing 
to say. "Sticks and Stones" (not new 
this trip to Miss Tanguay) greatly 
pleased. Its melody is pretty also. The 
ballet costume worn by the singer for 
"When Pavlowa Sees Me Put It Over" 
brought applause at Eva's entrance. It 
is very becoming to her, and the song, 
as sung with accompanying travesty 
ballet dancing, ranks with that rag of 
some seasons ago Miss Tanguay did so 
well. Another striking costume that 
only a Tanguay could carry was worn 
by her when singing "There Goes Crazy 
Eva," also an excellent number of the 
strictly personal kind. Miss Tanguay 
concluded for another encore with the 
immortal "I Don't Care," returning 
once more with the best written curtain 
speech or recitation ever heard on the 
vaudeville stage. It was an ode to the 
audience on the New Year, timely, 
fitting and earnest. 

Miss Tanguay did 32 minutes Mon- 
day evening, next to closing, and fol- 
lowing a comedy sketch that had run 
37 minutes. That is a record talking 
like a phonograph. Her appearance 
could be summed up in the comment of 
a seat occupant nearby, who said: "The 
last time I saw Eva Tanguay was three 
years ago. She looks better now than 
she did then." And it also indicated 
Miss Tanguay was drawing business, 
for the Palace backed 'em against the 
wall at the matinee, also holding a big 
house at night. 

Another sound success of the prog- 
ram was "Married" with Homer B. 
Mason and Margurite Keeler (New 
Acts). And still another was Lipin- 
ski's Dog Comedians, closing the first 
part at night, exchanging places with 
the sketch from the afternoon perform- 
ance. Lipinski, a foreigner, has taken 

the original idea of the late Charles 
Barnold, that of a village set for an 
animal turn, and extended it into an 
elaborate "dog production," employing 
a larger number of canines than has 
heretofore been seen, and they do a 
great deal more than the other turns 
along this same line. 

A bit early on the bill, but still placed 
right for the best results to the prog- 
ram, were Bob Matthews, Al Shayne 
and Co. in "Dreamland" (New Acts), a 
pretentious turn for a character sing- 
ing number of its sort. Little Billy was 
next to closing the first part, doing very 
well. The youth of the boy monolo- 
gist, his agility as a dancer and his 
precociousness in impersonations did 
the trick for the youngster. Harry 
Carroll opened the second part, playing 
the piano and singing his own songs, 
readily winning the good graces of the 
house and holding them. Mr. Carroll 
throws himself into his work and it 
aids him. 

Lucy Gillett in her specially set jug- 
gling number went very big for the 
first act on a Palace bill. They liked 
"The Lady From Delf," as she is billed. 
Adler and Arline, "No. 2," also went 
strongly with their comedy hypnotic- 
imitation turn, securing a good start 
through a couple of college boys from 
one of the boxes taking the affair seri- 
ously and going upon the stage as a 
"committee." La Coria and Max Dinus, 
closing the performance, were unfor- 
tunately placed for a dancing act. They 
lean toward the Spanish work, and 
their second number is very pretty, 
seemingly a Spanish one-step. The 
couple are entitled to a better position 
for a fair chance. It is their first Broad- 
way appearance. Sime. 


Pop vaudeville is again on tap at the 
New York, with William Morris per- 
sonally supervising. In addition to six 
acts is a feature comedy film, "Tillie's 
Punctured Romance" (Film Reviews). 

Around 8 o'clock a handful was in, 
but business picked up by 9:30, though 
at this juncture the last act was ap- 
pearing, with the film feature to come. 

Something went wrong with the 
Harry Lauder singing-talking pictures. 
The card was brought out announcing 
their coining and the orchestra struck 
up a familiar Harry Lauder song, but 
the picture was called off and the next 
act offered instead. 

Shreck and Percival went along 
quietly until the finish, when the man's 
four-table high balancing a la Bert 
Melrose provoked some exclamations. 
Merlin followed the acrobatic pair and 
the house didn't show him much en- 
thusiasm. The spot was against him. 

Hugh J. Emmett & Co. were next. 
The folks were still coming in and any 
slight disturbance jars the equilibrium 
of a ventriloquial turn. 

The war pictures were followed by 
Barnold's animals. The act has been 
freshened up in spots, but the "drunk" 
remains the bright, particular comedy 
hit. The act was enthusiastically ap- 
plauded. Polly Prim is doing her old 

The acrobatic Arabs, 14 in number, 
were surefire. The feature picture 
closed the show. 





Too much show this week. Monday 
night the program ran three hours and 
a half without an intermission. Fifteen 
acts billed; 14 were shown in addition 
to a comedy film, a weekly and an ill. 
song. The overture was played before 
eight o'clock and at 11.30 the final pic- 
ture was still to go on. The few hits 
were widely scattered. 

John and Mae Burke and Lorretta 

and Francis were out of the bill, al- 
though programmed. Clark and Verdi 
were substituted. The fallouts and 
added starter made a change in the 
running order. Charles and Fanny Van 
were moved from "No. 6" to "No. 11," 
taking the spot allotted to the Burke 

The lower floor held almost capacity, 
although the audience was late getting 
in. This made it very hard going for 
the early acts, and it was almost nine 
before anything that looked like a hit 

Following the overture, a Keystone 
comedy was shown. Next was an ill. 
song. Opening the show proper El- 
liott and West, boys in songs and 
dances, did ten minutes. On a bill 
as lengthy as the one this week they 
could have cut their singing to advan- 
tage. The dancing only got applause. 
Charles Diamond and Beatrice Co. in 
a musical specialty, harp and saxa- 
phone, did nicely in the next spot. 

Clark and Verdi had hard work get- 
ting to the audience with their talk at 
the opening, and there wasn't much un- 
til they did the fight. Grace Demar, who 
followed, wore three costumes, each 
prettier than the one before, and sang 
four numbers. 

Charlie Case went to the bat and 
stood before the fire for just nine 
minutes and gave up in despair. Helen 
Trix with her songs and male im- 
personation got enough applause to 
warrant the bows and flowers. The 
Vans, following the single, got laughs 
but were not their usual hit. 

Liane Carrera, assisted by Tyler 
Brooke and six girls, was the first 
full stage turn following three acts in 
"one." Brooke worked hard to put 
the act over, and with the assistance 
of Miss Held's daughter and the chorus 
the turn was given three curtains at 
the close. 

The reunited team of Edgar Bixley 
and Henry Fink was the first act of 
the evening to win a demonstration. 
They are doing the same act as in the 
past. The burlesque operatic finish 
made them one of the hits of the 
evening. Tameo Kajiyama, the Japan- 
ese handwriting expert, interested im- 
mensely, although he was on just be- 
fore eleven. He had to work to hold 
in the audience. 

Following, Laddie Cliff managed to 
score nicely, all conditions considered. 
Maud Lambert and Ernest Ball were 
next. The Indiana Troupe closed. 
There are five women gymnasts now, 
one having feCeri added since the turn 
appeared here at the Hippodrome about 
five years ago. The act was a strong 
closing feature with 11 minutes of good 
fast work. 

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This marks the initial week of U. B. 
O. vaudeville in the Fifth Avenue the- 
atre, formerly supplied through the F. 
F. Proctor offices (which also books 
through that agency), Lawrence 
Goldie is handling the bills, with Man- 
ager Swift moved down from the Har- 
lem opera house to supervise the the- 
atre proper. 

The program is a grade or two above 
"Family vaudeville" with "pop" prices 
prevailing as formerly. 

The headline carries Eva Fay who 
remains over for the full week. While 
the attendance hardly reached the 
capacity mark on Tuesday evening, it 
was very evident by the numerous 
walk-outs immediately after Miss Fay's 
finale that she still retains a drawing 
power, although the Fifth Avenue is 
a mighty poor neighborhood for such 
a test. 

Her mind-reading act runs practical- 
ly the same as formerly with Miss Fay 
following in full stage, unassisted, to 
her throne of second thoughts. The 
turn is now given in one section with- 
out an intermission, the cards being 
passed through the auditorium while 
the lecturer is making his spiel. The 
acts in the Fay classification have un- 
doubtedly had their run as sensational 
headliners through the east, but Eva 
Fay (widow of John T. Fay), who car- 
ries a rather individual personality and 
likeable delivery, looks good enough 
for a come-back with proper handling. 
She shoots her answers in a decidedly 
convincing manner, alternating comedy 
with serious replies and giving the 
skeptical just enough curiosity for a 
return visit. Miss Fay finished a big 
hit and while she may not again mount 
the heights attained a few short years 
ago, this particular turn will never wear 

Truly Shattuck is a feature attrac- 
tion with her specialty in "one" assist- 
ed by two youngsters who lend some 
aid in the Dutch number utilized for a 
finish. Miss Shattuck's voice seems 
quite as good as ever, sufficiently so at 
least to carry her along nicely any- 

The Ruskin Troupe opened the show, 
giving a mixed program of Russian 
stunts, opening with the national in- 
strument and proceeding through a 
series of noisy dances. A so-called 
"Cossack Dance" in which tfwords and 
guns are used for some reason or other, 
added some novelty to the turn, but 
the general speed is along a mediocre 
grade with little to recommend its pro- 
motion from the "pop" circuits. The 
dancers, with one exception, show lit- 
tle originality and less ability. 

The Three Whalens, two women and 
a man, have a noisy, but nevertheless, 
good cabaret act, the man handling the 
music end with the women adding 
solos, duets and assistance in the trio 
singing. The appearance of the trio 
could stand some improvement. They 
made good easily with the Fifth Ave- 
nue audience and look good enough 
for a whirl over the best of the small 
time routes. 

"The Dream Pirate" is a pretentious 
girl-act for the "pop" time with a num- 
ber of lively young women working 
in harmony with a rather natural juve- 

nile male comic who essayed the role 
of a stowaway on the pirate brig. The 
numbers are mostly built around the 
theme with a quartet of the singers 
ringing a big hit near the finale with 
"Tulip and Rose," a melody that al- 
lows for excellent harmony. The turn 
filled out the centre of the bill to great 

The Pathe Review was followed by 
Webb and Burns who have a nifty 
character bit, both doing Italian with 
their dialog running a bit out of the 
conventional style for such acts. They 
earned plenty of laughs and walked off 
to a solid hand. 

De War's Circus closed the program. 



The attendance on the Roof Monday 
night was quite light. The headline 
honors went to Chris Richards, who, 
although next to closing, easily put 
over the hit of the bill. Richards has 
not been seen around for some time, 
and the people look most kindly to his 
form of entertainment. His kicking 
and dancing are the same as of yore, 
with enough pep to ginger up a dozen 
ordinary dancing comedians. 

Another recent acquisition from the 

big time on the Roof the first of this 

week is "The Man in the Dark," used 
by Robert T. Haines. The sketch has 
changed its players, and with its pres- 
ent people is purely small time. The 
man playing the principal role is a 
clever actor; he "shows up" the others. 

The bill opened with Cliff Bailey, 
who does too much of the Joe Jackson 
type of pantomime, and his fun misses 
through being drawn out. The rocking 
tables at the finish made a good closer 
for this chap, and the audience warmed 
up a bit at this. 

It is but a couple of months ago 
Abbott and Brooks were at this house, 
when the boys put over one of the best 
hits the Roof ever had. Second posi- 
tion was theirs this time, likely due 
to the upstairs program arrangement. 
The two have gotten together a new 
collection of songs, retaining only the 
"Fireman" number. The position was 
against them. 

"The Stage Struck Kids," as crazy 
as ever, were next and got over nicely. 
This juvenile act needs new talk for 
the comedian. Many friends of the 
kids were present. 

Wilkins and Wilkins did well on the 
man's dancing. The woman is dress- 
ing better and has a very becoming 
brown dress, with a cerise hat. They 
bring out her face and figure to 

The colored sextet, known as the 
Musical Spillers, closed the first half. 
The musical routine pleased. These 
people should drop the singing. Their 
work is for musical instruments. 

Tom and Stacia Moore opened nice- 
ly with songs and talk after intermis- 
sion, which was filled by a Keystone 
picture and some very noticeable fid- 
dling by Edwin Liebman. Oppintor 
Trio (New Acts) closed to a seated 
house, the audience waiting to see the 
first episode of the new serial which 
replaced "Zudora." 


The Colonial's Monday evening at- 
tendance showed a well dressed orches- 
tra and balcony without any extraord- 
inary attraction. Minnie Dupre was 
listed as topliner, but Ideal may have 
been depended upon at the box office. 
The tank acts have apparently outlived 
their vaudeville usefulness unless ac- 
companied with something in the way 

of a novelty and Ideal's motion picture, 
showing what is supposed to be a thrill- 
ing swim of Niagara's rapids is not 
strong enough for that. The exhibi- 
tion of fancy diving and swimming was 
of the stereotyped brand and failed to 
draw any noticeable interest. Ideal 
closed the show. 

The Cansinos opened the bill (which 
ran through as programmed), offering a 
series of Spanish and American dances 
which earned them individual recep- 
tions after each attempt, the finale 
bringing them over a big hit. The 
Spanish steps were somewhat of a re- 
lief, following 1 the long string of do- 
mestic modern dancers, and because of 
this the Cansinos should make a desir- 
able big time dancing attraction. 

Miller and Mack came second with 
their dancing, the solo work holding 
the turn up, although they fared rather 
poorly at the outset with a song that 
loses value through poor delivery. The 
eccentric dancing is of unusual speed 
and brought the boys over nicely. 

Alan Brooks and his company in 
"Straightened Out," preceded by a 
short stage wait, were an easy hit from 
start to finish, although it seemed the 
piece showed an inclination to drag 
perceptibly in the centre. The comedy 
role enacted by Brooks carries wonder- 
ful possibilities, the majority of which 
have been well handled. Because it it 
so different from the conventional 
vaudeville skit, the Brooks vehicle 
makes a welcome acquisition. 

Hazell Cox in songs has the material 
for a good tingle, but the "Mother 
Gown" number and the closing song 
should be condensed, particularly the 
latter, which runs extremely long with- 
out the essential interest. 

Burr and Hope, with their artistic 
skit, were one of the evening's big hits, 
likewise the Fred Ardath turn, with its 
abundance of rural comedy, and Ryan 
and Lee, in next to closing spot. 

A queer vaudeville incident occurred 
with the Henry Lewis turn preceding 
Minnie Dupre's sketch, both opening 
with an epilogue. Lewis has a rather 
unique single bit for vaudeville, away 
from the beaten path and one generally 
sure to gather the expected results. 

Minnie Dupre was, of course, a big 
hit, offering "Bread Upon the Waters," 
a dramatic theme which allows the prin- 
cipal wide scope for her talents. Red- 
field Clark, playing the Governor, 
showed some nervousness, but pulled 
through nicely and is a perfect type 
for the section allotted him. Wynn. 

Cross and Josephine had three 
trunks smashed in a wreck on the 
Missouri Pacific, while traveling from 
Omaha to Kansas City, where they are 
this week. 

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in justice to herself 

The line on my billing in front of the Palace 
Theatre, New York, which reads: 



was given me by 

Mr. Walter J. Kingsley 

Press Representative for the United Booking 
Offices and that theatre. 

As Mr. Kingsley is considered the greatest 
theatrical press agent of the present day, he 
evidently knew what he was doing. 

My Billing to All Managers 

Is now as it was seven years ago: 


I am very proud to be able to set forth here 
the following titles conferred upon me by critics, 
press agents and managers: 

"The Genius of Mirth and Song" 

a a • 9 #"■!_ • i"* J* ft 

America s Cnampion Comedienne 
"Outf Own Eva" 
"America's Idol" 

"The Girl the Whole World Loves" 
"America's Greatest Comedienne" 
"Vaudeville's Biggest Drawing Card" 
"Vaudeville's Record Breaker" 
"Vaudeville's Greatest' 
"The One Best Bet" 

Pages could be filled with others. 



The days of the beloved Tony Pastor were 
"variety days." Dear old Mr. Pastor never 
charged beyond 50 cents. He did "variety" the 
world of good. I don't want to belittle his 
greatness one iota, but this is forced upon me 
in my defense, and I must say that vaudeville 
commenced when 

The Majestic Theatre, Chicago, Raised its prices 
to $1.50 during my engagement. 


I only rank one "act" above myself. It ii 

Mme. Sarah Bernhardt. 

the only person who has ever drawn in more 
money at a vaudeville box office than I did 
Bernhardt's record at the Majestic, Chicago, is 
$10 more on the week than I did there. (And I 
am not mentioning the $2 scale Mme. Bernhardt 
played to.) 

The Majestic Theatre, Chicago, was the first 
to ever place a second box office in the lobby 
It was done during my engagement. 

Eva Tanguay is the only vaudeville attrac 
tion who can say she broke two different 
theatre records in the same city in two consecui 
tive weeks. I did it at the Palace, Chicago, ont 
week, and the Majestic, Chicago, the following 

Eva Tanguay is the only permanent vaude 
ville attraction who ever played one house fot 
eight consecutive weeks. I did it at the Alham ?< 
bra, New York, then played four weeks, con >e 
secutivelv, at the Orpheum, Brooklyn, fbtf 








following : 

more at the Colonial, New York, and returned 
to the Alhambra for another run of four weeks. 

Eva Tanguay is the only vaudeville attrac- 
tion who ever remained in New York City for 
three years, playing vaudeville all of that time, 
without leaving this city for an engagement. 

Eva Tanguay was the first artiste a stage crew 
ever removed all of the scenery from the stage 
or. It was done for me at Proctor's 5th Ave- 
me Theatre and repeated at Proctor's 58th 
Street Theatre. 

Eva Tanguay can claim that her clothes, 
rom gowns to'shoes, slippers, gloves and tights, 
ire distinctive and replaced more often than 
las been done by any woman who ever appeared 
upon the stage. 

Eva Tanguay never returns to a theatre with 
he same repertoire of songs. 

Eva Tanguay has spent more money in adver- 
ising than any other vaudeville attraction, and 
f that did not help vaudeville, it did not hurt 
t any. 

Eva Tanguay has drawn people into vaude- 
ville theatres who were never in them before, 
md if they remained patrons of vaudeville 
hereafter, that was a benefit contributed by 
iva Tanguay. 

Eva Tanguay, from the time she had her 

Contest with Vesta Victoria in the Percy G. 

Williams theatres, helped to make vaudeville 

amous. 'Wl 

Eva Tanguay has always had more people 
waiting about a stage door to see her after a 
fcrformance than any five vaudeville attractions 
udhat may be mentioned. 





Vaudeville never made Eva Tanguay famous. 
She became famous through "The Chaperons" 
and other musical comedies. 

Had Eva Tanguay no value to the vaude- 
ville managers when she entered vaudeville, the 
managers would not have sought her. 

The week before Christmas (Dec. 14) I played 
Keith's Theatre, Philadelphia. That is recog- 
nized as the worst week in the year for shows. 
Mr. Harry T. Jordan, manager of Keith's, Phila- 
delphia, informed me the Monday night busi- 
ness of that week exceeded any business there 
on that night during this season. And Keith's 
played to capacity all week. 

As I am now writing this, the Palace Theatre, 
New York, where I am appearing this week, is 
sold out for the week, with a good prospect for 
a record week there, and Sime says if I had 
appeared at the Palace last week instead, I 
would have done just as well, though with the 
first half of that week (immediately before* 
Christmas) as a handicap. 

Mr. Kingsley made the assertion in print, 
first, that I am 



I rest upon that opinion and am willing to 
submit proof that if I did not, I have done as 
much in fame for vaudeville as could be accom- 
plished by any one person. 

Eva Tanguay has been headlining in vaude- 
ville for seven years. 

Eva Tanguay is satisfied. 

She hopes you are. 





Joe Pincus, the vaudeville agent, was 
at one of the dance places the other 
evening, with a party. When the 
waiter brought Joe the check for the 
refreshments, he looked at it, then at 
the waiter, and said: "What is this? 
A telephone number?" 

Helen Santoris, who is attending to 
the press work for the two Bustanoby 
places, besides giving her personal 
attention to both, has brought Bustan- 
oby's at 60th street into the big win- 
ning class. Miss Santoris is a very 
bright young woman, and an indefatig- 
able hustler. It wouldn't be uncom- 
mon (indeed it often happens with press 
agents who "get it over") that the Bus- 
tanoby Brothers believe they are re- 
sponsible for the large increase of 
patronage at their 60th street resort. 
Bustanoby's 39th street place had an 
ugly row one night last week. 

Bob Vernon, who runs second to 
none as a popular man about town, is 
giving most of his attention just now 
to the details of the Willard-Johnson 
championship fight that has been set 
for March, in Mexico. Mr. Vernon ar- 
ranged the match, when in England. 
His regular and pleasant vocation, that 
of booming Pommery wine, was tem- 
porarily side-tracked by the war, the 
Pommery people having no more wine 
on hand over here to dispose of. 

Armand and Revere are a couple of 
new dancers to the metropolis. They 
are at the New York Roof, and dis- 
play considerable enterprise. Christ- 
mas night they did a Kris Kringle 
dance in costume that was prettily 
dressed and pleasingly executed. 

The Herald Square hotel put in a new 
orchestra last week, three Yiddish 
players. One of the patrons asked the 
leader why he didn't use popular music, 
a he reply was that a license was neces- 
sary and he hadn't found anybody who 
had one he wanted to give away. The 
leader referred to the Association of 
Authors, Composers and Publishers 
which is "licensing" for the use of 
copyrighted music. 

The former Brawner - Atop - The - 
Strand is to open next Monday as the 
Cafeteria-Lunch-Dansant. It is to be 
under the patronage of some society 
people, who believe they can get it 
over, without liquor accompaniment. 
It is to be a soft-drink establishment, 
with Nigel Barrie as the dancing mas- 
ter. The frame-up is Al, all excepting 
the price of admission, said to be 50 
cents, and the absence of liquor. The 
admission charge is to relieve all en- 
trants from any obligation to spend 
when inside. The promoters of the idea 
probably overlook that the Broadway 
Danse (Billy Gane's) just across the 
way tried the very same policy, with 
only 25 cents at the door, and flopped. 
As distasteful as it may sound to the 
blue ribbon folks, there is no popular 
dance resort that can win permanent 
success without a bar. The nice crowd 

that would naturally be attracted 
through the prohibition atmosphere 
quickly dies away, for the lack of ex- 
citement if nothing else that a liquor 
attachment helps to bring about, while 
the only couples who will dance often 
and all the time are those where either 
one or both of the pairs have had a 
drink or two. The Strand promoters 
may verify these statements by going 
over the statistics, right in New York 
City without probing farther. But 
good luck to the straight-laced enter- 
prise. If they will put someone on the 
door who knows all the dames of 
Broadway, the staid people may at- 
tend just for the novelty of dancing on 
the Big Lane in pure air. 

The Marvellous Millers danced the 
other evening on the floor at Rector's, 
amid the crowd, and immediately 
after was given an engagement there 
for 20 weeks, opening Monday. 

The signs are out for a wide open 
town New Year's Eve. 

Churchill's cabaret restaurant gave 
up the moving picture idea after a 
short trial. The showing of the film 
seriously interfered with business. 

Max Winslow, the vaudeville act 
maker, who is with the Snyder pub- 
lishing firm as a side line, has his new- 
est resolution already made. It is to 
comb his hair once daily, and shave 
now and then. To accomplish the lat- 
ter, Max has purchased a safety razor. 
You may continue to recognize Max 
though, for he will still remain a bru- 
net. (This is wholly local foi singles 
and doubles.) 

New Orleans, Dec. 30. 
Anthony Fabacher has brought from 
Chicago a coterie of cabaret artists, 
consisting of Dot Oatmann, Lois Ken- 
na, Viola Victoria, Herb Ebert, Bob 
Cook, Harry Walker and Ruth Chester. 
They are filling Fabacher's to capacity 
twice nightly. H. Doll is managing the 
harmonists and producing the num- 
bers. Dot Oatmann is the most im- 
pressive of the singers. 

Louisville, Dec. 30. 
Business in the cabarets and concert 
halls in the tenderloin district is prac- 
tically at a standstill since a police 
order went into effect barring women 
from the resorts in that section of the 
city. The order prohibits women 
known to the police from frequenting 
cabarets in any part of the city. The 
move is the first in a campaign to be 
waged jby a Vice Commission recently 
appointed by the mayor. 

San Francisco, Dec. 30. 
The Portola-Louvre has made a 
change in its entertainment. Last week 
most of the usual cabaret entertainers 
were released and a "Girl Revue" of 
20 comely looking maids, nicely cos- 
tumed, furnished the bulk of the pro- 


By chopping off large sections of 

their train service, both passenger and 

freight, some of the bigger railway 

lines of the United States are causing 

the theatrical road managers and ad- 
vance agents no end of inconvenience. 
The railways started the latter part of 
last season to cut down transporta- 
tion service, but not until this winter 
has the effect been so far reaching. 

Among the latest to reduce are the 
C. B. & Q. (known as the Burlington 
Route), which has cut off about a 
dozen trains, and the Chicago & 
Northwestern, reported as taking off 
16 trains. The Chicago & Alton has 
also reduced its general service. 

There has also been a big change in 
the eastern railway divisions with the 
northwest section of the east particu- 
larly affected. 


The announcement was made in the 

New York newspapers of two theatre 

building projects with non-commercial 

purposes. One is the proposed Toy 

theatre for children only, proposed for 

47th street just we£t of Fifth avenue. 

The other is the Neighborhood Play- 
house on Grand street to be used in 
settlement work among the poor of 
New York's lower East Side. The lat- 
ter is almost ready for opening. 

Wealthy New Yorkers are behind 
both projects. The money has been 
subscribed for the Toy theatre and its 
plans drawn. They will be filed within 
a few days. The house is to have a 
capacity of 500. Peter Newton, a 
society entertainer of children and a 
magician, promoted the scheme. Per- 
formances of fairy plays and folk lore 
plays will be given for the youngsters. 
The building will cost $200,000. 

The Neighborhood house will have 
the same seating capacity. Its plans 
were drawn by the designers of Win- 
throp Ames' Little theatre. Alice and 
Irene Lewisohn, daughters of the late 
Leonard Lewisohn, brought about its 
establishment and will manage it. Juv- 
enile performances will be given in the 
afternoon and adults will be enter- 
tained at night. Grace Griswold, 
recently of "The Poor Little Rich 
Girl," will be concerned in the man- 


The Grand Prize for safety devices 
on projecting machines was awarded 
to the. Nicholas Power Company, 
manufacturers of Power's Camera- 
graph No. 6A, by the American 
Museum of Safety, under whose aus- 
pices the Second International Expo- 
sition of Safety was held at the Grand 
Central Palace, New York, recently. 
The Nicholas Power Company was 
also awarded the Gold Medal at the 
same exposition held in 1913. 

Preferred "Chance" to Liberty. 

Providence, Dec. 30. 
Ray Farrell, a local amateur, 
wouldn't leave State Prison Tuesday 
to be brought into court here to have 
his sentence suspended, as the prison- 
ers are going to give a minstrel show 
soon and Farrell doesn't want to lose 
his chance as end man. 


Boston, Dec. 30. 

John Craig's annual $500 prize play 
for Harvard dramatists which he pro- 
duces every year in stock at the Castle 
Square will be offered next Monday 
with Mary Young (Mrs. Craig) and 
John Craig's return after a lengthy 
absence in a managerial and producing 

The name has been decided upon as 

"Common Clay," and the winner is 
Cleves Kinkead, a young lawyer and 
newspaper man from Louisville, who 
came east solely to join the Harvard 
class in playwriting under Professor 
Baker, to develop his dramatic tech- 

The remainder of the cast will in- 
clude William Carleton, Dudley Haw- 
ley, Alfred Lunt, Irving Pichel, Al 
Roberts, Betty Barnicoat, Marion Tan- 
ner, Mabel Colcord. 

There will be a big third act based 
on another trial scene with a novel 
turn to it. The plot revolves around 
a young woman who has been the vic- 
tim of environment and who suddenly 
appreciates her position at a crisis and 
takes advantage of the opportunity to 
rise. Her revenge is complete and 
the progress of the play develops a 
powerful counter-plot of a buried past 
of a prosperous man who ultimately 
has to pay the price unexpectedly. 


For the week of Jan. 1 Hammer- 
stein's will have Miyake, who claims 
the wrestling championship of his own 
country and others. 

During the engagement the Jap will 
offer 11,000 to anyone who can throw 
him, and $250 to the person remaining 
on his feet against him for 20 minutes. 


Granville Barker, the English actor- 
manager, will begin a season of reper- 
toire at Wallack's, New York, during 
this month. 

Accompanied by Mrs. Barker (Lilian 
McCarthy) Mr. Barker came to New 
York several weeks ago at the invita- 
tion of the Stage Society of New York, 
and has spent the intervening time in 
search for a house suitable to his pur- 


Though several conflicting dates 
have been given out regarding the re- 
opening of the Punch and Judy thea- 
tre, Manager Claxton Wilstach says 
no definite date had been set although 
it was likely it will occur around Jan. 
25. The play selected is a four-act 
comedy entitled "The Clever Ones," 
by Alfred Sutro. 

Most of the former company has 
been retained with some new additions, 
the former force not being sufficient to 
present the new piece which will have 
ibout fifte :n speaking parts. 


Phyllis Neilson-Terry is considering 
an offer from W. A. Brady to play the 
title role of "Trilby" in the picture that 
he is going to produce soon with Wil- 
ton Lackaye as Svengali. 

If you don't advertise In VARIETY, 
don't advertise 




Jean Schwartz and Harry Williams, 
prominent song writers, have teamed 
up for vaudeville and will open at 
Hammerstein's Jan. 18. 

Clark Ross in a new act by Louis 
Weslyn, with Herbert Dobbins and 
Ethel Hamrick. 

Ed Manny (Pinard and Manny) and 
Babian Dolly (King Trio) have formed 
a comedy musical act. 

Paul Gilmore is preparing a new act 
Jane Meredith will be his leading lady. 

Hattie Barlow and Lillian LeRoy 
are breaking in a new "sister act." 

Al Shean and Charles Warren have 
reformed, and will appear Jan. 4 at 
the Majestic, Chicago, in their former 
travesty, "Quo Vadis Upside Down." 

Nazimova's debut at the Palace is 
now set for about the middle of Jan- 
uary. It will be a war sketch. 

Lucian Mantell, a writer of mellers, 
made the rounds of the dramatic agen- 
cies Monday, seeking people for a new 
thriller he proposes producing in vaude- 
ville, entitled "The War Correspon- 

Murry Livingston has placed in re- 
hearsal a one-act playlet, "My Bam- 
bino," by Una Clayton. 

Mabel Reigelman, the grand opera 
prima donna (Walter Hast). 

Arthur Ashley, who plays leads with 
the Thanhouser picture company, is re- 
hearsing a vaudeville act under Car- 
roll Fleming's stage direction. The 
act starts as a movie and finishes in a 
novel manner as a spoken playlet. 

Kathryn Osterman is playing a new 
sketch, "The Midnight Marriage," and 
will be supported by Guy Sampsel. 

Florrie Millership and Bobby Heath 
have separated. Miss Millership in- 
tends doing a single turn. 

"The Latin Quarter" is being pro- 
duced by Leo Edwards. It has Doro- 
thy Edwards as contralto, Victorine 
Hayes, soprano, and Flora Stern, piano - 
logiste. Lamberti is the 'cellist in it. 


San Francisco, Dec. 30. 
G. M. (Bronco Billy) Anderson is to 
leave for New York early next week to 
superintend the organization of a spe- 
cial all-star musical comedy company 
to play here during the Fair opening in 
February. He has signed George 
Marion to come west and stage the new 
production which is to be of the revue 
type, such as is having a great vogue 
in New York at present. 

Matt Grau, the booking agent stated 
early this week that he expected Mr. 
Anderson cast next week and that he 
was preparing a list of available mus- 
ical comedy favorites for his approval. 
Sam Rork, Anderson's general man- 
ager, is already here making engage- 


Arthur Goode, assistant treasurer, 
Colonial, and Ruth Schiller, of the Leo 
J>ist ofl ■ v. n'cre married Dec. 17. 

Hurr ?.:cIuiosh Christmas night mar- 
ric.i Mrs. Je?n Snowden Luther, liv- 
v'z at the P 'za. 

Arthur J-icobs, president of the Cos- 
nvis * 'm , >.. speeded away to Chica- 

go Tuesday. Rumor has it he 
has gone there to marry. 

James Whittendale, member of "The 
Poor Little Rich Girl" and Stella 
Adams, a picture actress, were mar- 
ried late last week in Los Angeles by 
Judge Fred Rickson. 


Pittsburgh, Dec. 30. 

Fred Zweifel of New York has been 
selected to manage the Harry Davis 
stock company when it is reorganized 
and installed in the new theatre down- 

It is also reported that the Schenley, 
now playing stock under the Davis 
management, will close in two weeks. 
It is in the residential district and has 
never been a money-making proposi- 
tion. It is expected that Dennis Har- 
ris, the present manager, will devote 
himself to vaudeville, booking with 
John P. Harris. The downtown the- 
atre will be ready for occupation in 
a month or so. 


"His Royal Happiness," in which 
Annie Russell is to appear, is progress- 
ing in rehearsal and an out of town 
opening has been arranged. It is 
planned to show the piece in New York 
sometime after the first of the year. 

Oswald Yorke, in private life the hus- 
band of Miss Russell, has been en- 
trusted with an important role. The 
new piece is dramatic comedy. 


Buffalo, Dec 30. 

Cliff Stork and Mabel Brownell sev- 
ered their connections with the new 
Lyric melodramatic stock in an event- 
ful and rather exciting manner. When 
Joe Payton assumed the management 
and announced a new policy Stork and 
Miss Brownell were retained to head 
the new company. 

Saturday night there was trouble 
over money. The leads refused to go 
on with the show after the third act 
until they were paid. Everything was 
smoothed out but Monday the new 
leads were Doris Woolbridge and Julia 

Quick Managerial Mo^e. 

Rochester, Dec. 30. 

Elmer J. Walters was manager of 
the Shubert stock long enough to get 
it started Christmas night when word 
came that James Walls, formerly of 
Philadelphia, was on his way to re- 
lieve him. 

Walters was appointed by Vaughan 
Giaser and Walls by F. Ray Corn- 
stock. Glaser and Comstock are back- 
ing the stock. No explanation was 
given for the change. 

Walters was manager of the Shu- 
bert for a long time before it played 
Progressive burlesque shows. 

Stock Managerial Shift. 

Al Trahern is no longer managing 
the Keith stock company at the Bronx 
theatre. He severed connections with 
the house Sunday night and has been 
succeeded by Boh Jeanette. of the 
Globe, Boston. 


Cincinnati, Dec. 30. 

The financial troubles of the new 
German Theatre Company were laid 
before Federal Judge Hollister in a 
bankruptcy petition filed yesterday by 
Dr. K. L. Stoll, president of the or- 
ganization. Stoll places the liabilities 
at $19,536.72 and the assets, $2,644.86. 
The European war, bad theatrical con- 
ditions and the opposition of some 
Germans were given as the causes. 

Directors of the corporation have 
thrown up the sponge and while their 
attorney, Harry C. Barnes, in- 
cluded in their list of debts $12,164.50, 
due the 21 players from Dec. 16, until 
the expiration of their one-year con- 
tract, April 25, it is declared that the 
money will not be paid. The directors 
claim it is a contingent liability, con- 
tracted by the corporation and cannot 
be held against them personally. 

Saturday matinee of "Hans und 
Moritz" was presented by the actors 
under their own management and they 
kept the proceeds. The receipts of 
several previous shows were also pock- 
eted by them. 

The actors and the amount of their 
claims are Richard Leusch, $1,442.50; 
Willy Dietrich, $1,099.50; Curt Benisch, 
$364.50; Helen Berger, $623; Theodore 
Christraan, $533.50; Adolph Stoyc, $734; 
Kaetha Doebscha, $302; Ludwig Kop- 
pee, $1,106; Angelo Lippich, $870; Use 
Lorenz, $1,341; Vera Mayer, $315; 
Philip Schinau, $795; Robert Sonnen- 
berg, $528; Fred Wulf, $364.50; Fritz 
Taube, $293; Jenny Lenbach, $443; 
Louisa Boettger, $980, and C. Von 
Eggloffstein, $30. 


"A Gripful of Trouble," a farce by 
Fred Jackson, who has written short 
stories for Young's for a number of 
years, will be the next production H. H. 
Frazee will make. The cast will be 
completed early next week and the 
piece will be placed into rehearsal al- 
most immediately. 


"The Fallen Idol" is to follow "The 
Only Girl" into the Lyric Jan. 25. The 
latter production is to be switched to 
another Shubert house in New York. 

When "The Fallen Idol" is seen in 
New York Leslie Farber will have the 
role originally played by Bruce McRae. 
There will also be other changes in the 

Town Without Playhouse. 

Cincinnati, Dec. 30. 
The Henrietta theatre at Princeton, 
Ky., has been closed and the seats and 
fixtures have been advertised for sale. 
The closing of the Henrietta leaves 
Princeton without a playhouse. 

Clint Robbins, of Clint and Bessie 
Robbins, is recovering from a recent 


Carrie Kaufer, aged 22, of the Emily 
Dodd Co., died Christmas Eve at the 
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
William Kaufer, Woodhaven, L. I. 

Mrs. Mary E. Kernan, widow of 
Eugene Kernan, for many years man- 
ager of the Lyceum theatre, Washing- 
ton, died last Thursday at the Mary- 
land General Hospital, this city, of the 
infirmities of age. She was 78 years 
old. Her husband, who died two years 
ago, was a brother of the late James 
L. Kernan. 

Philadelphia, Dec. 30. 
Michael Teller, proprietor of "Tne 
White Rat," a theatrical hotel at 701 
Vine street, died Christmas Day. He 
was 75 years old. His collection of 
photographs and autographs of the- 
atrical people is said to be one of the 
largest in the country. He is sur- 
vived by a widow and daughter. 

Arthur Cortlandt Pell, who had trav- 
eled with many companies as musical 
director and was recently with E. H. 
Sothern and Julia Marlowe, died in 
Brooklyn late last week. He was 46 
years old. 

Alfred Henry Lewis, author of 
"Wolfville" and widely known, died 
late last week in New York. He was 
57 years old. 

Richard Dickinson, 31 years old, an 
actor appearing in "Watch Your Step," 
died in the Knickerbocker hospital Sun- 
day. He fainted in his home, and in 
falling fractured his skull. 

London, Dec. 30. 
Mrs. Hardy, the mother of Constance 
Collier, died here Dec. 22. 

Henri Cooper, a well-known come- 
dian in Paris, died there Dec. 7, at the 
age of 69. The deceased, whose real 
name was Vanderjeuch, was born in 
Brussels, Belgium. 

Forrest H. Orr Marries. 

Baltimore, Dec. 30. 
Forrest H. Orr, of the Poli Players 
at the Auditorium, was married Mon- 
day of last week to Bertha Carnes 
Wells, of this city. The ceremony was 
performed in Trinity Protestant Epis- 
copal Church at Washington. 

Russell-Leonard's Last Season. 

This will be the last season for 
Eddie Leonard and Mabel Russell to- 
gether, according to an announcement 
sent out by the latter. 



Who Passed Awsy D«c. 22, 1S14 




WM. FOX'S $1,800,000 SUIT 


May Be Forerunner of Enormous Number of Similar Actions 

Against "Trust" Members, Already Under Fire in 

Court, to Press Claims Under Sherman Law 

"Triple Damage" Clause. 

The climax of the big William Fox- 
Motion Picture Patents Co. fight came 
la^e last week, when The Greater New 
York Film Exchange (Fox's concern) 
brought a damage suit against the pic- 
ture "trust" demanding $1,800,000 dam- 
ages. This amount represents the 
amount he claims under the "triple 
damage" clause of the Sherman anti- 
trust law. 

It is significant that Fox waited t » 
bring his suit until the completion of 
the trial of the government's dissolu- 
tion suit against the Patents Co., Gen- 
eral Film Co., and the various manu- 
facturers allied with those two con- 
cerns. The present action in the Unit- 
ed States Circuit Court is understood 
to be a test case. Should Fox win, 
there will probably be a score or more 
similar suits brought by theatre own- 
ers, film exchange proprietors and 
others, growing out of the absorption 
by the General Co. of nearly 60 ex- 
changes, and out of the Patents Co.'s 
system of cutting off service to exhib- 
itors if they showed pictures made by 

This Fox suit, together with the 
prospect of further similar litigation is 
the phase of the situation which has 
been keeping members of the General 
Film Co. awake nights since the gov- 
ernment started its dissolution suit. 
The dissolution of the "trust" has few 
terrors for the manufacturers. Neither 
has the allegation of a conspiracy to 
control the business which has been 
made by the Department of Justice. 
But the possibilit) of being mulcted of 
three times the damage they are al- 
leged to have caused competitors, ex- 
change men and exhibitors has them 
genuinely worried. 

Should the courts order the Patents 
Co. and General Co. to be "unscram- 
bled," and should Fox's claim be sus- 
tained, the prospect is that the Patents 
Co. licensees will find themselves un- 
der an avalanche of lawsuits, repre- 
senting a large total. 

Fox names as defendants in the 
damage suit practically the same set 
of corporations and individuals as 
those involved in the government's dis- 
solution suit. 


Following the announcement of the 
Vitagraph that it will put its three- 
reel features by the Broadway Feature 
Film Co., first shown at the Vitagraph 
theatre, New York, in the regular Gen- 
eral program, comes the report that 
other makers allied with the Patents 
Co. will do likewise. 

This will leave only the four, five 
and six-reelers to be handled by the 
feature bureau operated in conjunction 
with the General's business. The rush 

of manufacturers to follow the Vita's 
example was taken in the trade to 
mean that ultimately the feature bu- 
reau would lapse into semi-disuse, al- 
though it will not be abandoned. 


Owing to the failuie of the Than- 
houser Co. to improve its weekly re- 
lease of the "Zudora" serial, the Loew 
Circuit this week cancelled the book- 
ing for the installments in 22 of the 
Loew theatres, filling in the gap by 

another serial. 

The Thanhouser concern is said to 
have promised the exhibitors the "Zu- 
dora" feature would be improved after 
the fifth installment, previous sections 
of the film, since its first release, hav- 
ing failed to satisfy in many respects. 


The next feaure film to be turned 
loose over the country as a special pic- 
ture show will be the Famous Players' 
"Eternal City," first viewed privately 
last Sunday night at the Lyceum 

It is in eight reels and was pro- 
nounced by the invited audience to be 
filmdom's most beautiful product. The 
feature will first be seen in some Broad- 
way theatre. 


Beginning next week Gaumont will 
be one of the regular contributors to 
the United Film Service, the P. A. 
Powers program of one and two- 

Gaumont will continue to distribute 
its own features, but will deliver to the 
United program one single-reel com- 
edy a week. The arrangement brings 
these players into the Powers service: 
Harry Leveridge, Arthur Hill and 
Marion Swayne. The first Gaumont 
comedy to be released, under the brand 
of "Empress" will probably be "Haz- 
ing the Honeymooners" next week. 

The total of the United's program is 
now between 15 and 18. It is planned 
to make it 21 per week. Announce- 
ment of new connections are promised 
within a short time. 


The regular annual meeting of the 
General FfTm Co. Board of Directors is 
scheduled for the second week in Jan- 
uary. New officers will be elected or 
the present heads be returned for an- 
other year. 

The air was full of rumors this week, 
but the best informed men in the trade 
are of the opinion that there will be no 
change in the personnel. The direct- 
ors will gather in Portland, the con- 
cern being a Maine corporation. 


Walter Hoff Secley, President of the 
Alco, issued the following statement 
this week: 

There are only one or two changes 
to be made in Alco for 1915, and 
these are for the better. One 
will be in the nature of a di- 
vorce, the other will be in the nature 
of a marriage. We shall divorce our- 
selves from the Alco name, which 
seems to have secured a wrong sig- 
nificance in the minds of the public, 
we shall become wedded to some ad- 
ditional large moving picture inter- 
ests and a very considerable amount 
c»f added capital. 

I have been asked what our various 
manufacturers were going to do and 
whether or not some of them were 
going to leave us. When I answer 
the question by saying I don't 
know, it is because the manufactur- 
ers, in the cordiality of their relations 
with us, have not indicated any such 
intention. Specifically, we have 
bought all of the All Star Corpora- 
tion and immediately after the first 
of the year shall reorganize it and 
make of it the kind of producing com- 
pany that it is entitled to be. Philip 
Klein, who has sold his interest in 
the All Star Company to Alco, will 
in all probability continue in the 
active work of the company, while 
the publicity end and the general 
activities will be in charge of Joseph 
Farnham, who has held that position 
heretofore. Mr. Farnham will imme- 
diately succeed Harry Reichenbach in 
the publicity department. 

The B. A. Rolfe Photo Plays, Inc., 
has enlarged its corporation, brought 
in additional capital, and made a new 
contract with Alco to produce 16 
pictures a year instead of eight as in 
its original contract. Mr. Rolfe has 
taken a studio in Los Angeles and 
has two companies there at the pres- 
ent time making productions for the 
Alco program. The Majestic Studio, 
on which he has taken a lease, is con- 
trolled by Alco. 

Popular Plays and Players is close- 
ly interested with Alco inasmuch as 
L. Lawrence Weber, president of the 
Popular, is secretary of the Alco Film 
Corporation, and is also president of 
the New York Alco Film Exchange. 

An additional manufacturing com- 
pany is now being organized by Alco 
to make 16 pictures a year. This 
company will be owned by Alco and 
operate at the Majestic studios, Los 

The Alco exchanges heretofore oc- 
cupying the relationship of owners 
of franchises as originally designed 
by Alco's godfather, will now be 
operated by stockholders of the Alco 
Film Corporation. Each exchange 
will be the owner of stock in the cor- 
poration and will knff in closer rela- 
tionship with the home office. 

A company able to survive the in- 
ternecine struggle which resulted in 
a one-day receivership, and can then 
put out and release a picture like 
Marie Dressier in "Tilly's Punctured 
Romance," needs no one to hold its 
brief. It is quite capable of caring 
for its own struggles, and while they 
have been numerous every one has 
resulted in new strength added to the 


Albany, N. Y., Dec. 30. 

Ornide Production, capital $16,000. 
General theatrical. Ernest Henkel, 
Clifford H. Owens, Lewis M. Levy. 

Ithaca Film Co. Capital $25,000. 
Robert M. Simpson, Ed. M. Simpson. 
John J. McDonald. 

135th Street Amusement Co. Cap- 
ital $1,000. Booking agency. Morris 
M. Duham, A. E. Gatner, Lashmer & 
Kirchman, New York. 

Rolfe Photo Plays Inc. Capital 
$100,000. Benjamin A. Rolfe, Chas. 
Maddock, David Steinhardt, New York. 

Standard Film Exchange of Buffalo. 
Capital $100,000. Silas H. Bunce, Geo. 
H. Vurbeck, Clinton T. Hostin, Buf- 

Motion Picture Reviewing and Re- 
porting Co. Capital $10,000. Myer S. 
Epstin, Mayer V. Schlesinger, Morris 
S. Schlesinger, of New York City. 

Lee Avenue Photo Play Corporation 
of Brooklyn. Capital $30,000. Gen- 
eral theatricals. C. C. Eckel, Robert 
Eble, Herbert McLintock, New York. 

Capitol Film Corporation. Capital 
$20,000. Wm. Fernbery, Florence 
Danegger, Marcus Danegger, New 
York City. 

World's Comedy Stars Film Cor- 
poration of New York City. Capital 
$100,000. Phil Gleichman, New York; 
Louis A. Ackley, Hackettstown, N. J.; 
Louise Hubner of Long Island City. 

Thomashefsky Theatre Co. Capital 
$5,000. General theatricals. Boris 
Thomashefsky, New York; Morris 
Capilovsky, Brooklyn; Leon Epstein, 
New York. 

The Strand Roof Garden. Capital 
$50,000. General music hall business. 
Geo. B. Compton, D. F. Rogers, Lean- 
der F. Sniffen, New York City. 

Berni Arcade Amusement Co. Cap- 
ital 12,500. Charles Palash, Celeste 
Captll, Lewis Berni, New York, N. Y. 

Phipps & Kincaid, New York. Cap- 
ital $2,500. Picture. Frank C. Mc- 
Kinney, Maurice B. Phipps, Maude L. 
I'hipps, New York, N. Y. 

American Feature Film Co. of 
Rochester, N. Y. Capital $10,000. 
Eugene A. Westcott, Cora I. Wcst- 
cott, Eugene Westcott, Jr., Rochester, 
N. Y. 

Lloyd's Film Storage Corporation 

of New York. Joseph R. Miles, 

Charles Abrams, Edna G. Brown, New 


The World Film Corporation's New 
York exchange opened Monday morn- 
ing under management of S. J. Berman. 
It is located on the first floor of the 
Leavitt building, West 46th street. 

Berman was an officer of the Fort 
I'itt Film & Supply Co., which was ab- 
sorbed by the General Film Co. He 
later an the Progressive Film Co., the 
Mutual's Dcs Moines connection and 
then repre ntcd Warner's Features. 
Inc n Kan.-..v- City. He was last en- 
gaj cd in con- Hon with Thanhouser's 
ser,. s. 

S. W. Saw 'i as been 'appointed sales 
m ir iger foi World in the southern 
di't •• "itl. jadquarters in Atlanta. 
Hv th territory from Washing- 
ton .las. He was formerly man- 
ager « w Orleans for the Paramount 



The picture theatre on the northwest cor- 
ner of Sixth and Pike streets, known as the 
Pike theatre, Philadelphia, occupying a lot 
7,'t by 10.1 feet, has been sold by Lambert 
Alplgini to Margery R. Redmond, subject to 
a mortgage of $25,700. The house has a seat- 
inn: capacity 8lK) and the purchase price was 

Anna Ward, manager of the Pautlme (pic- 
tures) at Maysville, Ky., has purchased the 
Alhambra, Richmond, Ky., from the Colonial 
Amusement Co. and will leave Maysville the 
first of the year to take charge of the Alham- 

Bldrldge Denham and A. W. Bragg have 
leased the Princess theatre at Russellvllle, 
Ky.. and changed the name to the Star. They 
opened last week with a picture program. 


The Ruggles opera house, owned by Okla- 
homa parties, and a picture theatre, belong- 
ing to J. G. Eyerly, were both destroyed by 
a fire which swept through the business por- 
tion of Vanceburg, Ky., Wednesday, last week. 

The new Park, nangor, Me., seating 1,218, 
controlled by the B. F. Keith Circuit, opened 
Monday. The house Is playing pictures, the 
starter being tho feature, 'The Walls of 

Gladys Hansen has been engaged by Lubin 
for pictures. She will work in the Philadel- 
phia studios of the company. 

Five Cleveland picture houses changed hands 
last week through real estate deals. They 
were the Majestic National, Edison, Garfield 
and Scovill. The Majestic was sold to R. H. 
Gray of Miles, O. It is one of tho largest pic- 
ture houses in the city. G. A. Schroeder con- 
tinues as manager. 

Last week the San Francisco dailies carried 
a story that Mr. and Mrs. "Jack" Collins had 
agreed to stop the legal proceedings for divorce 
and become reconciled. 

Catherine Carr, editor-in-chief of the Kine- 
tophote scenario department, was the guest 
of Commander and Mrs. Crosley of the U. S. 
S. Florida on board the big battleship a few 
dnyn ago. During the afternoon the Klneto- 
phote's feature. "The Spirit of the Poppy," 
was shown to a gathering of army and navy 
men and their guest,*. The Florida has a 
completely equipped projecting room on board. 

The Cinema Camera club, made up of pic- 
ture photographers, will hold Its second annual 
ball at the Palm Gardens in East 50th street on 
the evening of Jan. 8. 

Leon Bamberger, assistant director of sales 
for the World Film Corporation, left Sunday 
for a tour of Inspection through Canadian 

M. E. HofTmnn of the World Film Corpora- 
tion Is a benedict. Ho and Lydla Koch of New 
York were married Oct. 14, but the announce- 
ment was not made until a few days ago. Miss 
Koch was chief stenographer in the World 
home office. 

A son wns born to Mr. nnd Mrs. Charles 
Oelzo. members of the I'nlversal players. Dec. 
21. This is the first birth recorded in Univer- 
sal City. 

Vlvlnn Martin docs not rejoin the Lew 
Fields company. Mr. Fields returned to his 
tour In "The Hinh Cost of Loving" upon the 
completion of "Old Dutch" In pictures, but 
Mhs Martin remained in New York to con- 
tinue work at tho World Film Corporation 

Macklyn Arbuckle will make his Initial 
screen appearance under the Bosworth banner, 
"It's No Laughine Matter." written and di- 
rected by Lois Weber, marked for release in 
the Paramount program Jan. 14. Supporting 
him will be AcUle Farrlngton. Myrtle Stedman. 
Herbert Standing and Charles Marriott. The 
piece Is a comedy, in which Arbuckle plays 
the poet, philosopher and postmaster of n little 
country village. 

Ethel Grandin and John C. Brownell will 
play dual roles In the forthcoming Smallwood 
release. "As Their Parents Before Them" 
(United Film Service). 

To Paramount Progress, a weekly publica- 
tion by the Paramount program, has been 
added the Paramount MHgazlne. printed ohce 
a month under direction of the press depart- 
ment. The holiday number has a h*'"' i-e 
colored cover and a most Inter'-*"'?*,/ t>: • u) 
leading article on "The Silt nf mnia 
David Belasco. Dustln Farn*r*« e.iV-..- «• 
"Seeing One's Self on the Scn*> ; 

r ., 

Harry K. Thaw went threw: » /. nr.i»: ,v 
noBf-s before the picture cain< . .;rr'"i iv! \\ 
leased home In Manchester. V r '. _ l><v 2',' 
His mother, visiting him it ° * : ime. »1* %1 
consented to a picture sittlnu. , ; 

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■ir •••s. 



Jennie Nelson, beat known aB a broncho 
rider, and Elaine Ivans have signed with the 
Mlna comedy picture forces. 

Edison is going right along with its pic- 
ture making as though no tire recently wiped 
out the New Jersey plant. 

Henry WalthaH'n jump from the Mutual to 
the Balboa was one of the surprises of Christ- 
mas week. 

The California Co. is going to make one 
big picture out of three of Bret Harte's 
po;ms, entitling it "Lily of Poverty Row." 
The poems in question are "Her Letter," "His 
Reply" and "Her Last Letters." 

The new theatre to be built In Geneva, 
N. Y., is to have a straight picture policy. 

Paul Panzer is in vaudeville. 

The Colonial brings out the first of Its 
•Your Uncle Dudley" one-reeled comedy series 
some time in January. One reel a week will 
be made. 

"The Girl of His Dreams" has been selected 
as the title of the new tive- reeled comic 
serial to be released by the Mlna Co, with 
Harry LaPearl, the clown, featured. 

Marguerite Clark will play the title role in 
The (Joose Girl" feature. 

The Blograph Company waved a fond fare- 
well to Broadway Dec. 30 when the players, 
directors, etc., departed for the Pacific Coast 
studios of the Bio. 

Marry Relchenbach has signed with Bos- 
worth, Inc., to handle that concern's publicity 
campaign. He has been press representative 
for the Alco program. 

William Elliott, now playing In "Experi- 
ence," and Florence Reed, whose last notable 
work was in 'The Yellow Ticket," have joined 
the Famous Players. 

The City Council of Shelbyvllle, Ky., has 
ordered the closing of the Crescent theatre 
(pictures) and Music Hall owned by R. M. 
Brown until the provisions of the ordinance 
regulating places of public amusement shall 
have been complied with. Alterations will 
have to be made before reopening. 

A picture theatre for colored people ex- 
clusively is to be built at Maysville, Ky. 
James Bradford. & negro, is at the head of the 
project and It Is proposed to make over the 
building now occupied by him as a hotel Into 
a picture house. 

Mary Fuller, the star of the Victor 
company of the Universal, reported the U 
denies she has any Idea of severing her pres- 
ent connection. The general opinion among 
the players and others around the studio Is 
that although Miss Fuller Is under contract 
with the Universal for some time to come, 
she will not renew her contract with the 
Victor company and will seek a place with 
some other company not included in the Uni- 
versal program. 

Mrs. Florence Kendrick Leuvltt brought 
suit for divorce against George F. I^eavltt, 
formerly of the Ruby Film Co., In the New 
York Supreme court this week. Mrs. Leavitt 
wns formerly n member of the "Too Many 
Cooks" Co. 

Edgar I^wls. Box Office Co., director, com- 
plains of the number of war scenarios sub- 
mitted, and the color of partisanship whlcti in 
many eases spoils what might otherwise be 
good picture plots. 

Jesse Lasky left last week for the Coast. 
He will remain out there two months. Wal- 
lace Eddlnger accompanied him. 

The Mica Film Co. (U. K. Dements, vice- 
president and general manager) last week 
moved to Its new home at 10OO Broadway, the 
quarters formerly occupied by the Klnema- 
color Co. in the Mecca building. 

The "Special Attractlm" department of the 
World's, over whl-h Al Llehtman reigns, will 
first put "Your Girl and Mine," the Suffra- 
gette feature, at the Modern theatre, Boston, 
on Its release date Dec. L»v. The Suffragette 
movement has undertaken to sell a 50-cent 
strip ticket, good for four Hi's and two five- 
cent admissions wherever tin- feature plays, 
these coupons to he returned to the World 
Film Co. by the exhibit >r for redemption. It 
is expected to bring a new class of pntrons to 
the picture houses. 

Jack Pratt, director fer the All Star, will 
commence casting for "The Fighting Chance." 
a dramatization of Robert M. Chambers' novel, 
on Monday. 


"The Garden of Lies." the Ml Star feature 
In which Jane Cowl Is being featured, will h«- 
ready for release on Jan. 1. 

If you don't advertise in VARIETY, 
don't advertise 


A decision of importance to the pic- 
ture trade was handed down a few days 
ago in the United States Circuit Court 
of Appeals in New York, when the 
court refused to give exclusive title 
to "The Great Circus Catastrophe" to 
the Universal, sustaining the decision 
of Judge Hough in the U. S. Circuit 

The feature was made by Nordisk 
Films Co., a Danish concern, and sold 
in England. No English copyright was 
secured, but a condition of the sale 
in that country was that the picture 
should not be resold or hired out ex- 
cept in England. The Special Film 
Co. of New York purchased one of 
these copies from an English dealer 
and brought it to the United States, 
where also the Nordisk Co. had not 
then secured a copyright. Subsequent- 
ly the Nordisk Co. copyrighted the 
film in this country and assigned the 
copyright to the Universal. The lat- 
ter thereupon attempted to seize the 
copy owned by the Special Film Co. 

An abstract of the opinion in the ap- 
peal follows: 

"Where the foreign author and pro- 
prietor of a motion picture photoplay 
sells copies thereof in Europe . . . 
before statutory copyright in the Unit- 
ed States, persons acquiring such orig- 
inal copies from subsequent purchasers 
in Europe before statutory copyright 
in the U. S. in good faith and for 
value, without knowledge of the fact 
that the original purchaser of the film 
had agreed with the original seller that 
they were not to be used outside of 
the countries in which they were sold, 
may not be treated as infringers of the 
subsequent copyright, where they 
brought the films into the United 
States before such statutory copyright 
was obtained there." 


The Popular Plays and Players Com- 
pany have signed Frank Keenan for 
pictures. The first photoplay feature in 
which Mr. Keenan will appear is a 
scenario based on Robert Service's 
poem "The Shooting of Dan McGrew." 


With the purpose of exploiting ath- 
letic stars Jack Herman, the sporting 
promoter, has conceived the idea of 
taking pictures of all meets or competi- 
tions in which any of the champions 
engage and showing the films in small 
towns where the athletes never appear. 

Herman intends to take pictures of 
all athletic meets, billiard matches and 
all branches of sport wherever there is 
a recognized star competing. 


Los Angeles, Dec. 30. 

Word has been received here that 
four of the picture companies which 
have been operating at Tucson, Ariz.. 
for a year, have completed plans to 
move here. The companies comprise 
60 persons. Webster F. Cullison is 

Representatives of the companies 
who have been looking the ground 
over here, declare that Tucson mer- 
chants have been overcharging them. 


The Ohio State League of the M. P. 
E. L. A. convention will be held in Co- 
lumbus Feb. 9 and 10. 

"Every exhibitor in the State of Ohio 
and his friends are invited to attend 
the convention/' says the call, just is- 
sued. The following questions will 
come up for consideration: 

"The new building code; the state 
tax on picture shows; the closing of 
picture shows on Sunday; whether 
school children under the age of 17 
shall attend the picture shows unac- 
companied by parents or guardians; 
whether school children of the State of 
Ohio shall be denied the privilege of 
attending the picture shows only one 
day in the week, Saturday; whether it 
shall be legal to run motors or not; 
and the Censor question to be dis- 
cussed from every standpoint and 

"One of the important things which 
will come before the convention is the 
election of officers, as a full set of 
State Officers is to be elected. 

"The Columbus convention will be 
for the purpose of hearing and acting 
upon all grievances or matters per- 
taining to the league, or league mem- 
bers. Any exhibitor who feels that he 
has anything to say will be heard. 
Everybody connected with the motion 
picture industry will be welcome. 
There will be a large display of ex- 
hibits. Anyone desiring to give an ex- 
hibition will please write to M. A. 
Neff, 1002 Longacre Building, New 
York, or W. R. Wilson, Columbus, 

"It was decided by the Executive 
Committee to change the place of 
meeting from Cleveland to Columbus 
for the following reasons: The legisla- 
ture will be in session in Columbus on 
the 9th and 10th; the new governor 
will be in office; the convention in a 
body will call upon the governor and 

"We shall recommend such legisla- 
tion as we desire and we shall protest 
against such legislation as we think 
detrimental to our business. 

"We admonish the exhibitors of Ohio 
to forget their personal grievances, go 
to the convention, talk it over, and 
after the majority has decided upon the 
best plans, ways and means and best 
interests of the league, for all to 
stand together and work together for 
the best interest of all concerned." 

President M. A. Neff, who some 
time ago was criticized for attempting 
to start a moving picture trade paper, 
has addressed a letter to members of 
the league in which he announces that 
he will under no circumstances be a 
candidate for re-election, declaring his 
financial interests make further service 
as executive impossible. 


Cincinnati, Dec. 30. 
Another crusade against the "Coun- 
try Store" has been started in this 
city. On complaint of the Juvenile 
Protective Association. Chris Popp. 
proprietor of the Main theatre, a pic- 
ture house, was arrested, charged with 
; Mowing children to frequent his re- 
sort, where a country store is featured. 
Popp demanded a trial by jury. 




The New Year will bring about some 
important^changes in the playing per- 
sonnel of the picture companies 
throughout the country. For the past 
six weeks or more there have been re- 
peated rumors about the most promi- 
nent film players and as fast as they 
cropped out just as fast were they de- 
nied by the companies or corporations 
having them under contract. 

The following changes now look 
certain Jan. 1, 1915: 

Charles Chaplin, comedy lead, Key- 
stone, to the Essanay, as director and 
principal comedian. 

Ford Sterling, head of the Sterling 
Co. (Universal), returning to Key- 

Marshall Neilan, director and 
comedian, Kalem, first to Lasky fea- 
ture, "The Country Boy." and later to 
Famous Players. 

Florence Turner, reappearance in 
America, with new affiliations. 

Crane Wilbur, former Pathe star, 
probably Box Office Attraction Co. 

Robert Edeson and W. S. Hart, 
New York Picture Co., feature work. 

Abolition of the Crystal, Joker and 
Frontier brands of the Universal pro- 
gram, replaced by L-KO and new 
U companies. 

House Peters, recently with the Cali- 
fornia Picture Co., to the Lasky forces. 

Dustin Farnum, feature leads, Bos- 
worth Co. 

Betty Nansen, Danish star, formerly 
with Great Northern Co., with Box Of- 
fice Attractions Co. 

Barney Furey, long with Selig, new 

Orrin Johnson, feature lead, Famous 

Walter Hitchcock, with William Fox 

Marguerite Clayton (Marguerite 
Fitzgerald in private life), leading 
woman, western . Essanay, to Liberty 
Co., San Mateo, Cal. 

True Boardman and wife Virginia 
Ames, Carl Stockdale, Vera Hewitt, 
and Emery Johnson, western Essanay, 
to Liberty Co. 

Justina Wayne, to All Comedy Films, 
Inc. (Kriterion Corporation). 

Ruth Roland, from the Kalem, to the 
Balboa Co. (Pacific Coast). 

Elizabeth Forbes, late of "Romance," 
to Thanhouser Co. 

Fred Perry, from the legitimate, to 
Famous Players. 

Eleanor Woodruff, from Pathe, to 


Pittsburgh, Dec. 30. 

The State Board of Picture Censors 
has announced that every reel exhib- 
ited in the state must bear the official 
stamp of the board, regardless of how 
long the film has been on the market. 

Forty exhibitors have been fined $50 
each for showing films that have not 
been approved by the board. Since 
June 1, when the board began opera- 
tions, 6,116 reels have been submitted 
for examination. The board is now 
self-sustaining, owing to fees and fines. 
The picture men of Pittsburgh declare 
the board's taxation is hurting the busi- 


Commenting editorially on Pat 
Powers's arguments against the ad- 
vance of prices for pictures, the New 
York Times in the issue of Monday last 
has this to say: 

"This severe critic (Powers) of the 
advanced and 'de luxe' movies is ob- 
viously far-sighted, and his vision must 
embrace a future, more or less remote, 
when the goose which is now laying 
the 'movie' golden eggs has departed 
this life. He deplores the introduction 
of the 'star system' in the 'movies,' in 
the very tones of the old-time stock 
theatre managers, who deplored the 
multiplication of dramatic stars, and he 
discountenances the 'billing of features' 
on the ground that a 'movie' is a 
'movie,' and cannot compete on equal 
grounds with a dramatic performance. 
This, in a certain sense, is true. A 
taste for good histrionism can never 
be satisfied by the very best moving 
pictures of a play in action. * * * The 
economic point made by Mr. Powers is 
easily comprehended, while the inci- 
dental artistic argument has its merits. 
He is right when he declares that the 
picture drama cannot usurp the place 
of the spoken drama, and he is doubt- 
less right when he urges his fellow 
managers to keep the 'movies' on their 
normal economic plane. So that his 
argument gains force when it is care- 
fully examined with a serious purpose. 
But will it be heeded?" 

This matter of increased admission 
was most sensibly handled from a trade 
standpoint by Mr. Walter Rosenberg in 
Variety's Anniversary Number last 
week, under the heading, "The Exhibi- 
tor's Views." 


Judge Hough in the U. S. District 
Court, New York, late last week grant- 
ed a temporary injunction to the Com- 
mercial Biophone Co., Inc., restraining 
the Renfax Co., Inc., from "further 
construction, sale or use of new and 
useful improvements of sound produc- 
ing machines in connexion with films 
in order to synchronize both for the 
purpose of producing singing and 
talking moving pictures." 

The Commercial Co. controls in the 
United States the Messter Biophone, a 
German device patented in this coun- 
try. It has pending infringement suits 
against all the other American makers 
of talking moving pictures. 

Judge Hough gave the Renfax Co. 
leave to cause the suit to be set for 
final hearing Jan. 11, by entering an 
order to that effect before Dec. 30. 


Boston, Dec. 30. 

The test case taken to the superior 
court* to determine the fate of hun- 
dreds of theatres converted into mo- 
tion picture houses throughout Mas- 
sachusetts has been decided in favor 
of the big Park theatre on Washing- 
ton street on which nearly $100,000 in 
improvements was spent before the 
house was reopened. 

If you don't advertise In VARIETY, 
don't advertise 


Arrangements have been completed 
for a regular service of Alliance re- 
leases in Australia by General Man- 
ager Andrew J. Cobe, following the 
completion of an exchange service in 

The first 1915 release of the Alliance 
will be "In the Shadow," a five-part 
feature by the Excelsior, made at its 
studio at Lake Placid, in the Adiron- 
dack Mountains. 

Mr. Cobe called a few days ago the 
first of what is planned to be a series 
of conferences with manufacturers and 
exchange men to check up results and 
take note of trade conditions. Among 
those present in Mr. Cobe's office were 
Felix Feist, Celebrated Players Ex- 
change, Chicago; H. Schwalbe, Elec- 
tric Theatre Supply Co., Philadelphia; 
J. L. Fay, Alliance Exchange, Pitts- 
burgh; F. Frane, Western Theatre Film 
Co., Boston, and F. M. Tobias. All 
Theatres Film Co., New York. H. M. 
Blackwell, of the Favorite Players; Ar- 
thur Rosenbach, Excelsior Film Co., 
and Adolph Figman, of the Master- 
piece Co., represented the manufac- 


Pittsburgh, Dec. 30. 
For the first time in the history of 
the county a Sunday show has been 
held and admission charged. In Mc- 
Keesport last week the mayor per- 
mitted the proprietors of the Lyric and 
Grand (pictures) to give shows for the 
benefit of the poor. 


Betty Nansen, the Danish tragedi- 
enne and star of the Royal theatre, 
Copenhagen, arrived in New York late 
last week on the overdue United 
States, to act before the camera for 
William Fox's Box Office Attractions. 
The New York newspapers had report- 
ers on the dock and gave the visitor 
an immense amount of space. 

The publicity campaign was fur- 
thered when the Fox office announced 
that Miss Nansen's first feature picture 
would be "The World and His Wife," 
and William Faversham countered 
with a statement that he would oppose 
the filming of his former vehicle un- 
less the picture concern first secured 
his permission to use it. 

John Hagan has been out of the road 
show of "Ben Hur," owing to an acci- 
dent, and his role has been played by 
John Milton. 


John E. Kellerd, who holds the 
record for playing 100 consecutive per- 
formances of "Hamlet" in New York, 
is to take the road shortly in Shake- 
spearean repertoire. 

RELEASED NEXT WEEK (Jan. 4 to Jan. 9, inc.) 




Vitaffraph V 

Biograph B 

Kalem K 

Lubin L 

Pathe Pthc 

ScliK S 

Edison E 

Essanay S-A 

Kleine K! 

Melies Mel 

Ambrosio . . . .' Amb 

Columbus Col 

Mina Mi 

Imp I 

Bison B101 

Chrystal (' 

Nestor N 

Powers P 

Eclair Eclr 

Rex Rx 

Frontier Frnt 

Victor Vic 

Cold Seal C S 

Joker J 

Universal Ike I' I 

Sterling Stt r 

Big U M r 

L.-K. O L K O 


Caumont C 

American A 

Keystone Key 

Reliance R«. I 

Majestic Mai 

Thanhouser T 

Kay- Bee K B 

Domino |.)om 

Mutual M 

Princess Pr 

Komic Kr> 

Beauty He 

Apollo Apo 

Royal R 

I- ion Ln 

Hcpworth H 

The subject is in one reel of about 1,000 feet unless otherwise noted. 


MUTUAL— The Legend Beautiful, 2- reel 
com, A ; Keystone title not announced ; Our 
Mutual Girl. No. 51. Rel. 

GENERAL. — From the Shadow, dr. B ; Cast 
Up by the Sea. 2-reel dr. K : The Champion 
Process Server, com. E ; Patsy Bolivar, Series 
No. 2, "Patsy's First Love," com, L; Sweedle 
and the Sultan's Present, com, S-A ; Pathe's 
Dally News, No. 91, Pathe; The Strange Case 
of Princess Kahn, 2-reel dr, and Hearst- Selig 
News Pictorial, No. 80, S ; The Fates and Flora 
Fourflush (Part 1 of the "Treachery ln the 
Clouds"), com, V. 

UNIVERSAL.— Three Times and Out. com. 
I ; Two of a Kind, com, J ; Terence O'Rourke, 
Gentlemen Adventurrr No. 5 (A Captain of 
Villainy), 2-reel dr, Vic. 

UNIVERSAL— Cupid in a Hospital, com, L 
K. O; The Collingsby Pearls, 2-reel dr, Eclr; 
Universal Animated Weekly, No. 148, U. 


MUTUAL— The Scrub, 2-reel dr. Dom ; Key- 
stone title not announced ; Mutual Weekly, 
No. 106, M. 

GENERAL.— Playthings of Fate, dr, B; A 
War Baby, 2-reel dr. L; The Battle of Snake- 
vllle, com, 8-A ; Alias Greased Lightning, com, 
Ml; HearBt-Selig News Pictorial, No. 00. S; 
The Man, the Mission and the Maid, com-dr, V. 

UNIVERSAL— On Desert Sands. 2-reel dr, 
B U; A Man's Temptation, dr, Rx; Ollve'i 
Love Affair, com, Ster. 


MUTUAL— The Menacing Past 2-reel dr. T ; 
His Lesson, dr, Ma] ; In the Vale of Sorrow, 
dr. Be. 

GENERAL.— Money. 2-reel dr, B ; "Olive and 
the Burglar," Seventh of the "Olive Oppor- 
tunities" series, dr, E ; The Waitress and the 
Boobs, com, K ; The Gallantry of "Jimmy" 
Rogers, com-dr, S-A ; The New Editor, and 
They Looked Alike, split-reel com. L ; A Mili- 
tant Schoolma'am, com-dr, S ; Two Women, 
3- reel dr. V. 

UNIVERSAL— "My Lady Raffles" series 
(The Mystery of the Throne Room), 2-reel dr, 
G S ; For the Good of the Cause, educ, N ; His 
Last Performance, dr, B U. 


MUTUAL.— The Alarm of Angelon, dr, A ; 
A Night's Adventure, dr, Rel ; Scourge of the 
Desert. 2-reel dr. Br. 

GENERAL. — The Scorpion's Sting, 2-reel dr. 
K ; Expensive Economy, com. E : Comrade 
Kltty/2-reel dr. L; Pathe's Dally News, No. 02, 
Pthe ; In the Line of Duty, dr, S ; The Fable 
of "The City Grafter and the Unprotected 
Rubes." com, 8-A ; Billy's Wager, com, V. 


MUTUAL— Check No. 30, dr, Pr; A Midai 
of the Desert, 2-reel dr, K B ; Branch No. 37, 
dr, MaJ. 

GENERAL.— The Barrier Between, dr. B; 
The Magnate of Paradise, 2-reel dr. E ; Sur- 
geon Warren's Ward, 2-reel dr, S-A ; Put Me 
Off at Wayville, com, K ; Love's Savage Hats, 
dr, L ; The Strenuous Life, com, S ; The 
Smoking Out of Bella Butts, com, V. 

UNIVERSAL— She Was His Mother, 3-reel 
dr, I ; When His Lordship Proposed, com, N. 


MUTUAL.— The Lost Receipt, 2-reel dr. Rel; 
Keystone title nut announced ; Married by In- 
stalment, com, R. 

GENERAL— The Face Adventure, and th« 
Fashion Shop, split-reel com, B ; The Girl »t 
the Key, dr, E ; Broncho Billy and the Claim 
Jumpers, dr, S-A; (Ninth of the "Hazards of 
Helen" series), A Leap from the Water Tower, 
dr. K ; Feel My Muscle, com, L ; Further Ad- 
ventures of Sammy Orpheus, dr, S ; A Daugh- 
ter of Israel, 2-reel dr, V. 

UNIVERSAL— A Political Mess, com. and 
The Modern Poultry Farm, educ, split-reel J J 
A Girl of the Pines, dr, P; Custer's LMt 
Scout. 2-reel dr, B101. 




A special Invitation exhibition of the Fa- 
sous Players' "The Eternal City," ploturUed 
from Hall Caine's novel, was given at the 
Lyceum, New York, Sunday evening. The 
subject Is of about the length of a stage per- 
formance, and Is rich in photographic sur- 
prises and dramatic power. It held the audi- 
ence spellbound for more than two hours, and 
left them with the conviction tbat the year 
has brought forth nothing finer in the camera 
art than the appealing story of Donna Roma 
and David Leone. Pauline Frederick, now 
playing in "Innocent," does extremely well on 
the screen. Sbe has an uncommonly mobile 
and expressive face and manages to put a 
vast amount of emotional power in her pan- 
tomime. The other members of the cast are 
Suite equal to the exacting requirements of 
ie play. Many of the views were taken In 
Rome. St. Peter's cathedral figures at sev- 
eral points in the action, and the camera man 
has secured many splendid scenes with the 
huge church as the background. The long 
perspectives of pillared corridors are espe- 
cially effective by reason of the Bklllful man- 
agement of light and shade. The climax of 
the story comes during the mass meeting of 
the political radicals In the Coliseum. Here 
la disclosed a veritable triumph of stage man- 
agement- No better handling of a mob scene 
has been shown on the screen. Hundred's of 
'supers are employed as the mob, not to speak 
of troops of soldiery. The action when citl- 
gens and soldiers go into conflict is startllngly 
realistic. The panic of the trapped citizens 
as they rush about in frenzy between the 
lines of firing soldiers, and their mad flight 
from cavalry charges are tremendously im- 
pressive. The stage management closely ap- 
proaches perfection, and takes added strength 
from the fact that it is backed by a dramatic 
situation of unusual power. Those portions 
of the novel which deal with the church and 
its dignitaries are handled with nicest taste. 
The whole subject Is given an air of dignity and 
nobility that saves It from any possibility of 
offense. The religious procession to St. 
Peter's appears to have been taken during a 
real church celebration and worked Into the 
story by clever in-setting. All those pas- 
sages have the stamp of authority, and the 
"atmosphere" Is splendidly secured. The In- 
tricate story Is well worked out In scenario 
form, although the method of narration Is 
somewhat different from that of the novel. 
For example the death of David's mother by 
suicide, the boy's early hardships and his 
adoption by the Italian political refugee In 
London, are disclosed in the beginning, Instead 
of during the later chapters as In the book. 
This lends clearness to the tale as It comes 
upon the screen. The story Is always under- 
standable and the character relations are 
sharply defined. Indeed, the picture is a nota- 
ble example of the expert handling of a diffi- 
cult and complex narrative. The subject has 
a wealth of scenic beauty. One view — at the 
departure of David and Bruno from their be- 
loved Rome — an exquisite panorama of the 
historic city is shown In the middle distance, 
while the two men stand silhouetted In the 
foreground beside a fountain In the waters of 
which is reflected the light of the setting sun. 
This was but one of the score or more bits 
of artistic composition which time and again 
evoked applause. The exhibition was care- 
fully arranged. Special music aided the ef- 
fects, and at the opening a pretty stage set- 
ting showed a colored panorama of Rome, look- 
ing toward the Vatican from the river, the 
lights fading from dusk to deep darkness, while 
the lighted windows came out one by one. 
The Eternal City" Is a picture of the high- 
est and best kind and enriches the art with 
one of Its finest efforts. 


In these days of feature film making one 
naturally expects a lot for his money, par- 
ticularly when comparison is Invariably drawn 
with previous productions. When the Famous 
Players announced a feature production of 
"Cinderella" it was expected it would be some- 
thing out of the ordinary* It was also promi- 
nently played up that Cinderella would be 
Played by no less a person than Mary Pick- 
ford. With the approach of the festive holi- 
days the F. P. no doubt figured the combined 
■trength of Pickford and "Cinderella" would 
prove unusually timely. At the Strand Sun- 
day the "Cinderella" feature was shown. The 
P- P. got the production out In time for the 
holidays, but the haste almost proved the un- 
doing of the film. The photography is bad. 
The alibi no doubt Is the haste. The picture 
from every standpoint, and especially what 
was expected of It, la a disappointment. Most 
of the picture runs through dim photography 
with much of It, giving the Impression the 
camera had been placed a long way from the 
settings and the characters. Most of the film 
to Indoors, giving the studio much play, but 
the story In the main Is told so that It Is easily 
comprehended, and that's quite an asset when 
It Is to be considered that "Cinderella" is a 
kid story of a fairyland nature. "Cinderella" 
may please the kids, but the adults will likely 
nave a different opinion. "Cinderella" as a 
big feature cracks under the strain of haste 
In the making. 


Mark Cross Charles Rlchman 

Lady Helen Hardy Catherine Countlss 

Sir John Hardy Walter Hitchcock 

Simon Strong.. Stuart Holmes 

Kate Merryweather Claire Whitney 

Inez Maud Turner Gordon 

"The Idler" Is a flve-rcel feature (Box 
Office Attractions) that has been adapted as 
> Photoplay from C. Haddon Chambers' play 
of the same title which was produced some 
years ago by Charles Frohman. It Is by far 
one of the best features that has been turned 
out by the Fox organization. Taken from any 
ingle, cast, production or photography, a dis- 

tinct advancement will be noticeable over 
wbat has been turned out previously by this 
company. In the casting of the actors par- 
ticular care seems to have been displayed. 
In the direction Lloyd D. Carleton deserves 
a full share of credit and from a pictorial 
standpoint there Is nothing left to be de- 
sired. The scenes of the photoplay are laid 
both In London and America. A young Eng- 
lishman of wealth (The Idler) marries an 
actress but keeps It secret. She bleeds him 
until finally he refuses to continue to be a 
mark for her blackmail and she exposes the 
fact of their marriage to a number of his 
social acquaintances at a function where his 
parents are present. The boy Is packed off to 
America and leaves behind a girl that he 
really loves; she In turn loving him. In this 
country he runs Into an old London acquaint- 
ance who left England because he could not 
win the affections of the same girl whom The 
Idler loves. The two are great chums and 
have taken up with an American family, con- 
sisting of a widow and two sons. The two 
boys are prospecting In a gold field while 
their mother keeps house for them. The Idler 
rides to town one day with the younger of the 
two boys and receives a letter from London 
for his chum. The letter advises the chum 
that he has Inherited the title of a deceased 
uncle and is Sir John Hardy. While The 
idler was riding home with the letter the 
younger brother has been enticed into a 
gambling game at one of the "Camp" saloons 
and the mother, becoming worried at his 
continued absence, asks the boys to look him 
up. Sir John arrives in town first and finds 
the boy. He tries to take him from the 
clutches of the gamblers and a flght follows 
,«„ ii cb .. S,r John accidentally shoots and 
kills the brother and son of the family that 
gave him shelter. At this moment the other 
brother and The Idler appear. A general 
fl K nt ul ensues The Idler recognises In the 
5? m 2 wl* ™ , ? tr «« 8 his actress wife. During 
the fight the lamp Is shot down and the bulld- 

lS g » c # at M be ? an>e Tne w,fe ls the only one 
that falls to escape. Simon Strong, the elder 

SL?* '^"SS b „ een 8ever *ly Injured in the 
fight and The Idler remains with him while 
Sir John returns to England and marries tht 
t J m? The Id,er hoped to have for his 
L«ater The Idler and Simon Strong, the latter 
having made a gold strike, go to England 
Strong to avenge the killing of his brother by 
Hardy and The Idler to marry the girl le 
ftf M J he , "»«■. »>y a trick y has Hardy's 
wire come to his apartment and the husband 
breaks In. Strong has fallen In love with the 
sister of Hardy's wife and for her sXe for- 
tStt «£ v , enKeance - Sir John Is convinced 
that the blame for his wife's presence In 
lh°n a P ar i ment J'* 9 entirely with The Uler. 
IS^V 7 , h ! 8 UDderha nd work, has lost the re- 
K-!?i. of th f. woma n. who returns to her hus- 
D ' I aU J nR , arm8 - Th e Idler again takes 
up his wandering about the world. The story 

LliJivn.* pe S ulittr one - a» the sympathy 
being built up for The Idler, but at the last 
minute a turn In the story makes that cha?- 

fdfpl £ e *K b ,n"n Y - Char,e8 Rahman played The 
Idler in thrilling manner and got all that was 
to be had out of the role. Miss CountlM was 
also very well cast. Walter Hitchcock and 

Stuart Holmes were very good, Indeed, and 
Claire Whitney as the sister had a role that 
was cut to measure for her and played It ex- 
ceedingly well. 

the Italian. 

Originally a Paramount slx-reeler, "The 
Italian" has been cut down to five. George 
Beban is much featured, and as the Italian 
probably could stand pretty much alone In por- 
traying this type of character. His support 
fell mostly to Clara Williams. She also dis- 
tinguishes herself as an Italian girl. The 
first three parts are taken up with comedy, 
the life of Beppo (Mr. Beban) and his sweet- 
heart, Annette (Miss Williams) In Italy, with 
the early days of the couple In New York 
City. The scenic display In Italy is remark- 
able, also lively scenes In Venice, will In- 
terest. After the two are married and happy 
In New York, the story suddenly switches to 
the sombre. Their only child dies from the 
head. The baby needed pasteurised milk. 
Beppo was returning home to leave money for 
this when he is attacked and robbed. He In 
turn attacks the two roughs who rob him. 
He is arrested and imprisoned for a short 
term. Before this be appealed to his ward 
boss. This man pushed him off the steps of 
his motor car while in motion (excellent bit 
for the picture). Beppo serves his time. 
Afterward the boss' child Is threatened with 
death. The boss' Influence causes the street to 
be closed In front of his house on account of 
the sick child. Beppo can only think of re- 
venge. He gains admission to the boss* house 
and overhears the doctor say tbat the child 
would live If another hour of quiet could be 
had. The child is left alone. Beppo enters de- 
termined to make the necessary noise to end 
Its life. Then the child imitates a gesture of 
Beppo's own child and the deed Is not done. 
The finish shows Beppo over the grave of his 
own little one. A touching bit Is Introduced 
here. The picture should prove an attraction 


Marie Dressier had two openings In New York 
theatres Monday night. One was In pictures 
at the New York theatre and the other was In 
her new stage vehicle, "A Mix Up," at the 
39th Street, but It's odds on this elfin comedi- 
enne causes more laughter In the film than she 
does In the play. Both are farcical, the film 
more so In point of construction, but every- 
thing Miss Dressier does for public amusement 
runs to comedy. "Time's Punctured Night- 
mare" came from the title role Miss Dressier 
played in "Tillle's Nightmare." Sbe Is splen- 
didly supported by the Keystone Company, in- 
cluding Charles Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Mack 
Sennett, Mark Swain and others. Miss Dress- 
ier is the central figure, but Chaplin's camera 
antics are an essential feature In putting the 
picture over. Mack Sennett directed the pic- 
ture and right well has he done the Job. Miss 
Dressier wears clothes that make her appear 
ridiculous. Furthermore she makes gestures 
and distorts her face In all direction!, which 
help all the more. The picture runs a trifle 
too long, but the hilarious, hip-hurrah com- 
edy finale Is worth waiting for. A new comedy 


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Date - Title. Pros;. Reels 

12/27 The Record Breaker M 1 

12/27 The Old Fisherman's Story.. M 2 

12/27 A Hat Full of Trouble M J 

12/27 Her Escape u 2 

12/27 The Manicure Olrl '.'. V 1 

12/28 Exploits of Elaine Q 2 

12/2K House of Silence Q * 1 

12/28 The Calico Cat Q 2 

12/28 The Flower of Faith Q 2 

12/28 Oussle the Golfer M 1 

12/28 Sweedie Collects for Charity. O 1 

12/28 Hearst-Sellg News a 1 

12/28 The Product Q i 

12/28 The Black Sheep a 9 

12/28 Our Mutual Olrl m 1 

12/28 The Submarine Spy M 2 

12/28 Fickle Elsie u 1 

12/28 When a Woman Walts u 2 

12/20 Master Key it 2 

12/20 The Babv's Ride '. m 1 

12/20 Lucy's Elopement M 2 

12/20 A Study In Scarlet TT 2 

12/20 The Plot o 2 

12/20 A Cowboy Pastime O 1 

12/20 The lesson of the Flames... O 1 

12/20 The Crimson Moth Q 2 

12/20 A Fish With a Storage Bat- 

tory In Its Brain o 1 

12/20 The Way of the Woman O 1 

12/20 Cactus Jake. Heart Breaker . a 1 

12^0 The Derelict O 2 

12 /.TO The Courtship of the Cooks. O 1 

12/.TO Culture of Dahlias C, 1 

12/?W> The Old Letter O 1 

12 'W Forcing Dad's Consent C, 1 

12/rv> Two Dlnkle Little Dramas. . O 1 

12/30 The Exposure O 2 

12/30 Within an Inch of His Life it o 

12/30 Universal Weekly r 1 

1°/30 The Unseen Vengeance. . . . M 2 

12/30 The Rounders M 1 

12/30 The. Message |f i 

Sub. Story, ins. 
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Prod. Remarks. 

3 Auto racing 








Prehistoric Idea 


A reel of laughs 




Mutual Olrl meets May 
Crest on 

Real submarine adds in- 

Rough slap-stick 

Strong appeal to women 

Strong serial 

Kidnapping scare 

Too long 


Hypnotism and bombs 

Old stuff 


Old family story 












Interest and science 

Essnnay Beauty Contest 


Of vital Interest 


Flowers. Beautiful 

Detective plot 

Ixn'e wins 

Ocnrge Ade fahles 

Newspaper storv 

Wlldent stnry 


Old Idea 



angle is given the picture at the finish by use 
of a "water patrol r ' wherein some funny bits 
are shown. 


"Mrs. Wlggs of the Cabbage Patch," the 
four-reel feature of the California, long de- 
vised, but now marked for release In the World 
program Jan. 4, was given private exhibition 
this week. The scenario by Mrs. Anna Craw- 
ford Flexner, a playwright, combines the 
stories of two stories by Alice Hegan Rice, 
"Mrs. Wlggs" and "Lovey Mary." The result 
Is a picture in which there Is plenty of melo- 
dramatic action (presumably taken from 
"Lovey Mary") and fair comedy in the Inci- 
dents of "Mrs. Wlggs." The sentiment of the 
Cabbage Patch philosopher Is negligible, and 
the screen version does violence to that delight- 
ful character sketch. To Illustrate how far the 
Elcturtsation departs from the original. It may 
e mentioned tbat Mr. Bob rescues Lovey 
Mary from conspirators who seek to steal her 
fortune, and finally marries her. Hiram Wlggs 
(long dead when the novel opens) Is disclosed 
as a wife deserter and a bigamist traveling 
with King's circus as ringmaster. He returns 
to Mrs. Wlggs at the end of the picture story. 
It was perhaps Impossible to translate the fine 
humor and characterisation of "Mrs. Wlggs" 
to the screen, and the Introduction of the more 
dramatic story was necessary to give It action. 
So the combination of the two was permissible, 
but those who have been charmed with Mrs. 
Wlggs will regret tbat the film does not repro- 
duce more of the "atmosphere" and humor of 
that story. The escape of Mary and pursuit 
by King furnish the melodramatic episodes of 
the tale, giving rise to a series of situations 
which are more melodramatic than convincing. 


The first of the Bert Levy motion picture 
cartoons was shown by the world Film Cor- 
poration at private exhibition this week. The 
series are planned as a single-reel novelty. 
Mr. Levy appears before an eaale, bows and 
begins to draw. The screen picture then be- 
comes a hand which swiftly sketches In the 
faces of noted American public men. For the 
first reel several of the presidents were shown, 
ending with President Wilson. The work 
grows rapidly, but. in accordance with Mr. 
Levy's artistic method, the complete face is 
not made recognizable until the last minute, 
when a few lightning strokes complete the 
portrait. It is a delight to watch Mr. Levy's 
work. The effects are strong snd simple and 
worked out In broad treatment, the sketches 
growing in white or red lines from a black 
background. At the end the artist Is again 
disclosed long enough to bow his acknowledg- 
ments. The series are highly interesting, as 
well as Instructive, and make a most enter- 
taining novelty, altogether away from what 
the film has been accustomed to In cartooning 
or sketching. 


The newest Lasky release In the Para- 
mount program Is "Cameo Klrby," a four- 
part feature with Dustln Farnum In the 
name part. At a private showing a few days 
ago It was disclosed as an absorbing story, 
holding plenty of dramatic effectiveness, In- 
teresting romance which gets away from the 
hackneyed and commonplace and a picturesque 
narrative of extraordinary clarity. Farnum. 
as the "gentleman-gambler" In the days of 
southern chivalry, Mississippi steamboat ad- 
venture and other ante-bellum details of ro- 
mance, makes a highly satisfactory figure. 
The surroundings framing the characters have 
been happily selected to help out the illusion 
of the south before the war, and the person- 
ages of the cast have likewise been well 
chosen for type. The Illusion Is helped by 
every artifice of scenic setting and appear- 
ance. One small detail that falls to carry 
conviction Is a Mississippi steamboat race 
In which dummy boats are used, Although 
even here the natural settings are so cleverly 
dove-tailed that the trlckerv gets over. There 
are several Incidents which carry real dra- 
matic tension. The chase of Cameo by a posse 
on an unjust charge of murder has suspense, 
and the duel In the woods during which Klrby 
and Moreau, the Rambler, play hide-and-seek, 
furnishes a thrill. The story has a pretty 
love Interest and there are a few moments of 
oulet comedy, handled mostly by Dick La 
Reno, an Lnrkln Bunee, Klrby's gambling 
partner, a character who adds much to the 
Interest of the tnle. as handled by La Reno. 
Winifred Kingston Is nn altogether bewitch- 
ing crinoline girl of the "hefo* the wah" 
days. "Cameo Klrby" Is a first-class feature. 


The feature of this week's Vita graph theatre 
show Is "The Sins of the Mothers," a four-part 
drama, the first prize winner In the New York 
Evening Sun's scenario contest, written by 
Elaine Sterne and produced by Ralph W. Tnce. 
"A Pulsating, Throbbing. Alluring five-part 
Drama of the Curse of Heredity," Is the Im- 
posing description set forth on the program. 
The Vltagraph'a bills lntolv have leaned much 
to "serious" purposes. This time the 'pur- 
pose" of the drama Is to point out how a 
mother's paHslon for gambling descends upon 
her daughter end brlnrs about the tragic de- 
struction of her happiness and flnnllv her vio- 
lent death. The. storv hns n rood deal of 
melodramatic force, but the pos«> of hlsh moral 
purpose on the part of the producers Is a 
<hrnr> device The film | -• nur.-tv a muck- 
raking melodrama purporting to expose the 
evils of modern society. The moral preach- 
ment may have been an afterthought. Mrs. 
Raymond (Julia Swayne Gordon) drives her 
husband to financial ruin and suicide by her 
«*travagance and bridge debts Her daughter 
Trlxle (Anita Stewart) Is educated In a con- 
vent, but upon entering society swiftly becomes 
the victim of the gambling mania. Her mother 



Is secretly proprletresH of a gambling house. 
Trlxie marries Norrls Graham, the district at- 
torney, and by a series of weak surrenders to 
her passion for gambling becomes involved In 
debt. Her mother sells out her interest In the 
gaming establishment to one Devole. Trlxie, 
as a member of a slumming party, enters the 
place and plays. She returns and loses $3,000, 
for which she gives Devole a note. Trixie's 
husband, as the district attorney, raids Devole's 
place while Trixle is in the private office of 
the proprietor (lured there by Devole to defeat 
the purpose of the raider), and is killed when 
Devole fires his revolver through the private 
office door In an effort to kill the district attor- 
ney. There are half a dozen well-staged mob 
scenes, one when Mrs. Raymond's husband 
sinks to ruin on the stock exchange, again In 
the gambling rooms and during the showing of 
a horse race, where the grandstand and bet- 
ting ring crowds come into the action. Miss 
Stewart does extremely well with the rather 
difficult and unsympathetic character of Trlxie, 
but wears some of the most freakish clothes 
seen this long time. 


It all depends. If her husband wears one 
evening dress suit and two black bows through 
six years and five reels, yes. And if he leaven 
a room with one of the black bows striped In 
white, reaching the next room with an all-black 
bow on, yes, again. Or If the most eminent 
surgeon In New York receives his patients in 
the dirty looking white uniform usually worn 
by an interne on an ambulance, and which the 
same surgeon had on six years before in Vail, 
IoWa, still yes. And If a Packard car can leave 
a depot with the top up, In clear weather, 
reaching the farm house with the top down, 
then going to Chicago (from Vail I and again 
to New York, seemingly on fast pauenger 
trains (along with the principals), divorce the 
husband or the car by all means. These most 
noticeable errors of detail In a poor picture 
opening at Weber's last Saturday have as 
much direct relation to the title as the title 
has to the story unfolded. It looks very much 
as though the Ivan Film Productions, after 
laboring through these five reels, were at a loss 
what to call the feature, so they gave it the 
only value it can possibly have In "Should a 
Woman Divorce?" There's nothing else, ex- 
cepting poor acting and photography. Tho 
two principal players are Leonid Samoloff and 
Lea Lei and. Miss Leland played the girl at 
the seminary who was In love with Dr. Frank- 
lin, but returned home after graduating and 
fell in love with a cattle dealer (Mr. Samoloff). 
Sbo married him and they had a child. One 
day her husband got soused and bought a 
couple of drinks for a couple of young women 
in a cabaret. The wife got him at it. Not 
knowing the code In those serious affairs, the 
wife walked down to the river (near High 
Bridge, New York — though scene is in Chi- 
cago) and started to drown. Thinking better 
of It, she went back to Dr. Franklin's house 
and lived with him for six years, having an- 
other child. After Old Doc Franklin had 
everybody in the picture plugging for him as 
a surgeon, the husband made up his mind 
there was no one else who could operate on 
his daughter, so he and she went to see Doc. 
While there the husband met his wife. He 
wanted her to come back to him, but she said 
she for the doc forever. The doc commenced 
to worry. Suppose his near-wife should blow 
him for her regular husband? He became 
blind thinking about It. Then he died, but 
the picture beat him to It by three reels. And 
the wife packed up the two children, the No. 1 
and the No. 2, turned down her husband and 
walked out on a family group. It needed Ave 
parts to unwind this Immoral and Impossible 
story, and still it didn't answer "Should a 
Woman Divorce?" One or two of the princi- 
pals Roomed capable of giving a good perform- 
ance If they had the opportunity. One was the 
young girl f i lend of the wife. A couple of 
rural bumpkins were quite painful in their 
comedy efforts, and "Should a Woman Di- 
vorce?" may be said to be bad enough to be 
classed with the foreign feature films. They 
could place this film In the same Packard car 
and use the whole for a bridge jumping scene 
in a meller without ensuing loss to the public, 
or the promoters of the picture, If they seri- 
ously intend exhibiting It might retain the 
Packard for a quick getaway after an admis- 
sion Is charged to see it. Simr. 


"A Royal Imposter" is in five parts, market- 
ed by the Eclectic. The player enacting the 
role of Enrico, who becomes the royal 1m- 
poster by killing the crown prince and assum- 
ing his royal garb, does some bully work and 
makes a innnly li'ad. This film is colored, and 
combined with the excellent Interior furnlHh- 
Inus and settlncp. makes the picture worth 
more than passing notice. Valerie loves En- 
rico who stabs the crown prince to death and 
throws his body Into the waters below the cas- 
tle. Enrico Is informed of the death of the 
king and he dons the royal raiment without 
anyone suspecting his part In the plot. 
The bogus king does nnt follow the set rules 
of the royal household and prescribes new 
policies which arouse suspicion with his aides. 
Then his desire to see Valerie again who Iden- 
tifies the corpse of the real prince as that of 
Enrico and signs a p.'iper that the prince not 
only killed him but nM.-mntcd to fore his at- 
tentions upon her. Valerie unknowingly as- 

hI&U the Premier and the royal staff into 
trapping Enrico. The latter Is stabbed to 
death as he leaves Valerie's house. "A Royal 
Imposter" Is well mounted and handsomely 


"The Return of the Twins' Double" is a 
three-reel Universal with Grace Cunard play- 
ing three roles. The story has a woman thief 
as the leading character. She Is the Image of 
society girl twins, and makes trouble for the 
girls by Impersonating one of them. She is 
finally caught and sentenced to prison. Wh'le 
on her way to the prison the train she ;a »n 
meets with an accident and in the con iu.- ion 
she escapes, returning to her old haunta. She 
visits the home of the twins on the first night 
she la free and while there the father of the 
girls Is killed. One of the daughters Is ac- 
cused of the murder. It looks as If she would 
be sentenced to the chair. The crook learns 
of her plight and swears the daughter did 
not do the killing, that it was done by a man. 
She is then released for turning state's evi- 
dence. The picture Is rather Interesting and 
has one or two real dramatic points. The 
train wreck was badly done. Miss Cunard is 
the big feature. 


"Life's Temptation'' is a four-reeler pre- 
sented by G. Blake Garrison, made by the 
Imperator and released by the Mldgar Fea- 
tures. The picture Is English with an Eng- 
lish cast. The story opens with two ship- 
wrecked men battling for their lives on a 
meagre raft. One fears he is to die and tells 
the other the story of his life, being afraid 
he would be accused of killing a man, he ran 
away from his native land and took along 
money the dead man had in his possession. 
The shipwrecked man then gives to the other 
the money and asks * him to return It to the 
proper party. The man taking the money Is 
rescued and returns to England with the Idea 
that he will return the money. As he Is 
about to give the money to the woman to whom 
it belongs, he decides to keep it. The girl 
supposed to have the money falls In love with 
him and they are married, the man buying the 
home that was foreclosed on her. He makea 
plenty of money from the coal mines located 
on the property and everything runs smoothly 
until he begins to worry abjut the other man 
probably being alive. The couple have a 
young son and the family Is very happy. The 
husband writes to a steamship company ask- 
ing them If they knew anything in regard to 
the man in question. This man happens to 
be in the employ of the company and gets the 
letter. His memory, blank for some time, re- 
turns and he decides he wl'l And out what 
the situation is at his old hune and If the 
money was really returned. He arrives upon 
the Bcene and the wife Is confronted by him. 
Rather than convict her husb.\id as dishonest 
she tells the man he turned the money over 
to her. The picture has the son caught In an 
explosion in the mine and the father rescuing 
him after a hard struggle. The feature is 
fairly Interesting, though the big dramatic 
points do not impress greatly. The big 
scenes are the burning of a ship at sen and 
the explosion in the mine. The first had 
been made from a model and enlarged. The 
mine thing was rather cheaply arranged. Of 
the cheaper grade of features. It will do for 
a nickel house. 


No matter how many big spectacles the $."W> 
a day service turns out It is highly Imperative 
and apparently absolutely necessary that the 
picture houses In the cosmopolitan neighbor- 
hoods and which get by at five cents a throw 
must have a feature. This feature perforce 
must nine times out of ten be a meller with 
climaxes rind whl -h in the billing must have 
a few thrills standing out to provide the bal- 
lyhoo needed to draw. In the avenue neigh- 
borhoods where the cheaper movies flourish 
this old fashioned mclndnimntic service gets a 
play. Hence the reason that pictures of the 
type of "The Wolf's Prey" are turned out 
here and abroad. As the title Implies this 
film is meller from the w-ird go. being a three- 
part picture with the Features Ideal trade- 
mark and marketed bv the United Film Serv- 
ice. In addition to the villain getting in his 
dirty work and receiving his Just deserts, 
there's a chl'd sentiment that helps it in 
snots. '"The Wolfs Prey"' Is best suited where 
the houses can't afford the more expensive 


The General Filtn Co.'s feature <le- 
partimfit is saiil to liavi put anotbrr 
list of cut rate features on the market. 
The^e are to he rented at $2 a reel. 

The General formerly supplied paper 
free. Now it charges for it at the rate 
of) 10 cents for one-sheets up to 40 
cents for six sheets. 


Suite 510, Hartford Building, 8 South Dearborn St., Chicago, IU. 

I am now the Manuring Director of the above office. Square Dealing, Quick and Efficient 

Service— OUR MOTTO. 

Can and will book FIRST CLASS ACTS. 

Your* solicitously, 
BERT HOWARD (Formerly I K Tlhm.h 
CALL, WRITE OR WIRE. Managing Director. 


Where Players May Be Located 
Next Week (January 4) 

Players may be listed in this department weekly, either at the theatres they arc 
appearing in or at a permanent or temporary address (which will he inserted when route 
is not received) for $5 yearly, or if name is in bold type, $10 yearly. All are eligible to 
this department. 

Abbott Minnie Tampa Tampa 
Aftelea Edward Variety N T 
Adams Rax 4 Co Variety N Y 

Adler & Arline Colonial N Y 
Alexander Kids Hudson Union Hill 
Alexander & Scott Orpheum Duluth 
Allen Minnie Co Orpheum Los Angeles 


Neat Waak (Jan. 4), Shea'a, Buffalo 

Alpine Troupe Shea's Toronto 
Anthony & Mack Temple Rochester 
Arco Bros Orpheum Montreal 
Asahi Troupe Orpheum Los Angeles 
Avon Comedy 4 Orpheum Los Angeles 

Sanaa A Crawford Variety N Y 

Barnold's Dog* & Monkeys Variety N Y 

Baroutn Duchess Variety .N Y 

Big Jtaa P Bernstein HW Bway NYC 

Bowors Frad V A Co Variety N Y 

Bowers Walters A Crooker Orpheum Circuit 

Bracks Savon care Tansig 104 L 14th St N Y C 

Brady A Maaaaey Variety N Y 

Brooks Wallia Variety N Y 

Buck Bros Variety N Y 

Busse Miss care Cooper 1416 Bway NYC 

Clark & Hamilton Keith's Washington 
Collins Lottie Grand Syracuse 
Conroy & LeMaire Keith's Boston 
Coaray A LaMaira care Shuberts 
Cook Jo* Variety N Y 

Corradkai P care Taosig 104 E 14th St N Y C 
Correlli ft Gillette Keith's Philadelphia 
Cronin Morris Co Orpheum Sioux City 
Cross A Josephine Variety N Y 


Touring Loaw Circuit 
Next Waak (Jan. 4), Empress, Salt Lake 

D*AnrtDe Joanatts Montreal Indef 

Deeley Ben Co Orpheum Denver 

De Felice Carious Variety N Y 

DeHaven & Nice Orpheum Oakland 

De Long Maidie Variety N Y 

Devlno A Williams Variety N V 

Diamond ft Brennen Orpheum New Orleans 



"Nifty nonsense" 




and EARLY 

Direction, M. S. BENTHAM 

174 E 71st St N Y C 




Dickinson Rube Orpheum Omaha 
Divinoff Ida Orpheum Minneapolis 
Dyer Hubert Co Orpheum Denver 

Eis & French Orpheum Portland Ore 

filtaanath Mary Variety London 

Esnsnatt Mr A Mrs Hugh 127 W 46th St N \ 

Ernie & Ernie Orpheum Duluth 

Eugene Trio Orpheum Kansas City 

Fagan A Byron, care Cooper 1416 Bway NYC 


Cantwell & Walker Orpheum San Francisco 
Carr Nat 10 Wellington Sq London £ng 
(artmell & Harris Orpheum Los Angeles 
Carus & Randall Maryland Baltimore 
O Dora 9 Riverside Ave Newark N J 
Citvo Orpheum Sioux City 
(hinko Orpheum San Francisco 






Frank J Herbert VUagraph Studio Bklyn 
Frey Henry 1777 Madison Ave N Y C 

Gallagher & Carlin Majestic Milwaukee 
Gardiner Trio Shea's Toronto 



Direction, HARRY WRBU 


The one bast way to insure prompt receipt of your mail la through VARIETY'S 

Address Department 

It can't go wrong. No forwarding. No delay. 
May be changed weekly. 
ONE LINE, SS YEARLY (52 times). 
Name in bold face type, same apace and time, $10. 

Send name and address, permanent, reute or where playing, with remittance, to 
VARIETY, New York. 

(If route, permanent address will bo inserted during any open time.) 


Great 5- Part Feature baaed on the Famous 

Poem by 

Ella Wheeler Wilcox 

Write to the United (Warner's) Exchange 
nearest you. 

Amusement Producing Co. 

H. M. Horkhelmer, Prea. and Gen. Mgr* 

E. D. Horkhelmer, Sac. and Trees. 

Manufacturers of Dramatic Feature Film* 

known aa "The Pictures Beautiful," 



Moving Pictures that move to the rhythm 

of song. 

Booked through 

United Booking Office F. F. DepL, 

Palace Theatre Building or 
Imperial M. P. Co. of New York, Inc. 

All Theatres Film and 
Accessory Co., Inc. 

Main Office! 12t West 44th St. 

New York, N. Y. 
in New York State and Northern New Jer»<- 
M. F. TOBIAS, Pres. and Gen. Mgr. 

Buffalo Office: 18 Chapin Block 

• "L.I..4 







lorcncc Reeo 

tf£H*y Arthur Johl 


In Five Parts 

Released Jan. I 1th 


^ FAMOUS • { 
, MATUHtS . 

ADOLPH ZUKOR., Presided. 

DANIEL FROM MAN.Hm^^ (fcrertor EDWIN S PORXER-JecKn.c.1 [Wtor 

Executive Offices. 

213-229 W. 26m STREET, NEW YORK. 


George Edwin Columbia St Louis 
Gibson Hardy Variety N Y 
Gillette Lucy Maryland Baltimore 
Glenn Carrie Variety N Y 
Golden Claude Orpheum Sioux City 
Gordon ft Rica Forsyth Atlanta 
Gould & Ashlyn Orpheum Montreal 
Gordon ft Elgin Variety New York 


Next Week (Jan. 4), Bushwlck, Brooklyn 

Gormley ft Caff erf Orpheum Los Angeles 
Grazers The Orpheum Des Moines 
Green Ethel Columbia St Louis 
Qray Trie Variety N Y 

Grees Karl 3 Mariahilf Str Biagen Rhein 
Guerite Laura Variety London 
Gygi Ota Variety N Y 

Hagans 4 Australian Variety N Y 
Hamilton Jean Touring England 
Harrah Great Pantages Salt Lake 
Hart Maria ft Billy Orpheum Memphis 
Hayama 4 Variety N Y 


M At Mlaaitt Jua 

■Oft* ft CURTIS 

HaywanI Stafford ft Ce Variety N Y 
Hermann Adelaide Hotel Pierpont N Y 



Beatriz Michelena 


Mrs. Wigga of the Cabbage Patch" 

After Ass* Crawlers' Finn**! Varslwi sf AIIm Hajss 
diet's Faneei Nsvalt. 

Mr*. Wlest sf tka Csiiaaa Patth and Levey Mary, 

Prolans' tirasak isealal arrasa«B«at wits Llealer 4 

Ce. Ratase* Jan. 4 

A California M. p. Cerasratisa ftatsrs 

Qtytt) bib nut nirite an aimertiflement 

tltia meek, 

JElfejj want gnu to get in personal 

tmtrli mill) tljem. 

flnu ktuim tljeg are mm in tljeir permanent 

liotrte on ttfr aixtlf flmir of tl|e 
flerra Wig., 1EO0 Srnatomty. Nero fork 


tka faaNi artlit-tatertslser Is tfea tNE art 




Prsiatsi seder the flrertJae af 111 Alestt 
Ideate* Jss. 4 



LEWIS J. SELZNICK, V.-Pres. and Gen. Mgr. 

M branches throughout the 
United States and Canada 





Steam Heated 
Bath and Every 



■lac* to atop at to N«w 
York City. 

NOW AT 67 W. 44th STREET 

PAULINE COOKE, Sole Proprietress 

Hotel Plymouth 

38th St. (Between Broadway and 8th Ave.), N. Y.City 

New Fireproof Building. 

A Stone's Throw from Broadway 


T" A 




~T~ A 


Bi» Reductions to Weekly Guests 

Every room has hot and cold running water, electric light and 
long distance telephone. 

Phone 1520 Greeley EUROPEAN PLAN T. SINNOTT, Manager 

■ a 


1 SO Furnished Apartments 

Steam Heated, Centrally Located in the Theatrical District in the City of 
NEW YORK. For the Comfort and Convenience of the Profession. 



tit SH and til W. 41th ST. 

Tel. Bryant 8560-8561 
New fireproof building, 
just completed, with hand- 
somely furnished three and 
four- room apartments com- 
plete for housekeeping. Pri- 
vate bath, telephone, elec- 


754 aod 7.4 fib AVE., at 47th It 
Tel. Bryant 3431 

Decidedly clean, four and 
five-room apartments with 
private baths, carefully fur- 

llt.St up 


sis mi m w. m ST. 

Tel. Bryant 4293-6131 

Comfortable and excep- 
tionally clean three and 
four-room apartments, thor- 
oughly furnished for house- 
keeping. Private baths. 

$8.00 UP WEEKLY 



252-254 West 38th St., off 7th Avenue, NEW YORK 

$2.50 to $5.00 Weekly 

Telephone 41SS Greeley 

lit rooms, scrupulously - L "~. baths on every floor, steam heat, electric light and gaa 


TeUphoae Bryant 2317 

Furnished Apartment* 
and Rooms 

irge resets 94.M and up 
Three and Fear Roses Apartments $1 to Si 


310 W. 4&TH ST., NEW YORK 



Hotel for gentlemen. $2 np a weak 

All Conveniences. 
Rehearsal Rooi 


La Parisienne 


OS Ith At., hot. 4tth * 41st StS. 





S&.'rS.. palm garden 

Pabst Beer on Draught 
Opea till 2 A. M. 

Fine Music 


—Kings of the Roaat Meets— 

Originators In this sty U cooking 

TELEPHONE. 4723- Bryant. 


11* West 47th St. NEW YORK 

Rooms end board. Special accommodations 

for profeaalonal people. Cuialns Francaiae 

Prices Mode ra te Talephpno._Bryant 1S4S 

Catering to Vaudevuie s Bluo List 

Schilling House 

107-iSf Weet 41th Street 


American plan. MEAL SERVICE AT ALL 
HOURS. Private Baths. Music Room for 
Rehearsals. 'Phone 10SS Bryant 

Inge Clara Orpheum New Orleans / 
Ioleen Sisters Temple Rochester 
Irwin Flo Co Keith's Philadelphia 
Irwin May Co Majestic Milwaukee 1/ 
Ismed Majestic Milwaukee 


Johnston Johnny Co Orpheum Los Angeles 
Johnstons Musical Empire Newcastle Eng 
Jomelli Jeanne Orpheum Seattle 
Jordan it Doherty Bijou Lansing 
Josefssohn John Iceland Glims Co Pantag 

Juliet Keith's Providence 


Kam merer a Howland Rehoboth Mass 
Kalmar a Brown Orpheum Omaha 
Kaufman Minnie Orpheum San Francisco 
Kelso & Leighton 167 W 145th St N Y C 
Kennedy Jack Co Temple Rochester 





14S-1SS WEST 47TH STREET, Juet off Broadway. 

The Very Heart of New York" Absolutely Fireproof 


Rooms (Running Water) (It* and Upward. Room aad Bath, fUS 
Five Minutes' Walk to Jt Theatres POPULAR PRICE RESTAURANT 





( Jnst off » roadway) 
Boat leeataea la town. 

Kitchenette apartments; Single and doable rooms, with bath 
Attractive prices to the profession. 

Bryant 1*44 

Clean aad Airy 
Private Rath, S-4 


323 West 43rd Street, NEW YORK CITY 


Heat m Up 

of the profession 




far 2 eenaan, $1.H. Wit* PrfrmU Beth, fUf 
Parlor Bedroom end Beth, UM 







Saint Paul Hotel 



All baths with shower attachment. Tele- 

T en-story building, absolutely fireproof, 
phono in every room. 

One block from Central Park Subway, sth and fth Ave. L Stations. Same distance 
from Century, Colonial. Circle and Park Theetrea. 


?!25? S , Li U, VL b * tk ' n 5**. 4sf '•*. m 5 00 ™*. Private bath, $ l.SS per day 

Suites, Parlor, Bedroom and Bath, $2 and up. By the week, $*-$• and $14 aad up. 


1M-11I Wait 4Mb It f||f|| |TH Hm * ve - 

LUMb 4k. I 1 ! II II l l || DWN ^ Week Daya, etc. 

WttWtee MIU.UI I U "•^wTtVw^^ 


Keekag Edgar Leeds Variety N Y 
Kimberly A Mohr Orpheum Montreal 
Kingston A Ebner Orpheum Des Moines 



Kins — Thornton Co. 

Vaudeville Stock Sketch Artiste 
Care VARIETY, Sen Francisco 



Leslie Bert A Co Variety N Y 

Kirk & Fogarty Forsyth Atlanta 
Kramer A Pattison Orpheum Lincoln 
Kronold Hans Orpheum St Paul 

Blanche Leslie 

Next Week (Jan. 4), Empress, Denver 

- cere Bohm 1547 Bwsy NYC 
La Croix Paul Variety N Y 
Langdons The Grand Syracuse 
Lamberti Orpheum Omsha 

Lewis Harry Keith's Providence 
Lewis Tom Co Temple Detroit 

Lamb's Manikins 


Original "Rathskeller Trio" 
Care VARIETY, New York 


Direction. FRANK BOHM 

La Rue Grace Orpheum Memphis 

Lauri Roma Variety N Y 

Lawrence A Edwards Maryland Baltimore 

Littlejohns The Variety N Y ^^^^ 
Lloyd Alice Orpheum San Francisco 
Lohse & Sterling Shea's Buffalo 
Loughlin's Dogs Orpheum Des Moines 
Lowes Two Variety N Y 

Manny ft Roberts Variety N Y 

Mardo * Hunter 25 N Newstead Ave St Louis 

V \RIE1 Y 


. . i. 


«* TO 


241-247 West 43rd Street (Just off Broadway) 

The newest thing in housekeeping apartments 


Located in the heart of the theatrical district. New fireproof build- 
ings just completed with every modern device, consisting of one, two, 
three and four-room steam-heated apartments, with kitchenette and 
private bath. 

These apartments are beautifully decorated, sumptuously fur- 
nished and arranged for privacy to satisfy the most critical. 

Rmte» $10.00 to $14.00 Weekly 



142-14* WEST 49TH STREET 

Centrally located, good service, absolutely fireproof. A home-like transient sad family 

hotel. Telephone in every room. 

Restaurant sad Grill equal to oar Moderate Prices 

Room* large, light, elry and well furnished. 

Roams with us© of bath $150 and up. Rooms with oath $2 and up. 
Parlor toolroom and bath $3 and. up, lor omo or two porsoua, 



Rooms 5Sc— 75c with use of bathi and 
with private bath Sl.St dally eln«le or 


38th St. and 6th Ave. 
New York 

Rates to the profession— S3, $4, $5 and $• 

weekly, single or double. 

Greeley KM. 

HARRY WEBER presents 


Tho Wireless Orchestra 


And Company, la "Dreamland" 

a Yarievr If 
YarsstysT Y 

If Y 


■Ida MY 
aastare II W lit K rfc 
, * tasllssoyor Pr< 

L I 

Oakland Will Co Orpheum Denver 
Okabe Japs Dominion Ottsws 


Parrillo & Frabito Orpheum Lincoln 
Pauline Orpheum Kansas City 
Peal son & Goldie Keith's Cleveland 

Harry Weber Presents 


In Geo. Ado's Comedy 

Primrose 4 Grand Syracuse 
Pruitt Bill Keith's Louisville 


u. ». o. 


Variety II Y 

Vsriety " 

Reaards 3 Vsristv NY 


Natalie & Ferrari Orpheum Memphis 

Nestor Ned * Sweetheart ■ Taov 

Newhoff & Phelps Colonial Erie 

Nfalo A Spoasor JO 11th St Bklya 

Nichol Motors osre Belmsr 14W Bway NYC 

Noble * Brooho TivoH Sydney AastralU 

Nonette Keith's Washington 

North Frank Co Orpheum Kansas City 


_„,___ __._ .sriety N Y 

licaardiai Michael If Leicester Sq Loadoi 

W. E. Ritchie and Co. 


Eochos's Moakey Music Hall a Maiden Hill 

Garden* Msldea Bag 
Roaair A Ward Variety N Y 



"A Pair of Sixes" Co. 




f -lured la "The Caady Shop" 

t.boggs johni SAVOY and BRENNAN 

Nosses Musical Pantsges Winnipeg 

VARIETY, Now York 












New Richmond Hotel 

405 N. dark St, CHICAGO, ILL. 

Special Rates to tho Profession 
F. H. LONG, Prop. 

(Formerly of the St. Charles Hotel. St. Louis) 


Wahaah Ave. and Jackson Blvd. 

Rates to the Profession 

J. A. RILEY, Manager 


ma Prospect Avenue Cleveland 

S Mtautes* Walk from 

Shenasa a Be Forest Vsriety N Y 

SkatoUo Bert a Hanoi Variety N Y 

Stafford a Stone Bcho Farm Nsuriet N Y 

Staaley Ailoea Variety N Y 

Stanley Forrest Burbsak Los Aageles 

St Eimo CorWtm Variety N Y 

Steatosis 1 ■ana lfU Elder Ave N Y 

Sutton Mcfauyre a Sutton f04 Palace BIdf N Y 

Tasker Anns Co Orpheum Lincoln 
Tige a Bahette Keith's Ciaeinnstl 
Tnx Helen Marylsnd Baltimore 
Tsuds Hsrrry Columbia St Louis 

Valli Muriel a Arthur Variety II Y 
Vsa Billy B Vaa Harbor N H 

Hope Vernon 

U. S. O. aad Orpii— i Tinas 
Olfaction, PRANK EVANS 

Von He* 

go Variety Now York 



DirostJoa, MAX HART 

Walton a Vivian 9 W. ftth Bt N Y 

Ward Bros Forsyth Atlsnts 

Wsrner Genevieve Co Orpheum Los Angeles 

Weber Chas Orpheum Minneapolis 

Wells a Bundy Columbia St Louis 

Weston a Clare Orpheum Memphis 


SoBd Diraotsoa, MORRIS a FEIL 

Weston a Leon Lyric Birminghsm 
White & Jsson Orpheum Des Moines 
Willie Bros Temple Detroit 
Wood Britt Temple Rochester 



"A Theatrical Hotel of tho Bettor Class" 

Walnut Street above Eighth 

Opposite Caaino Theatre Philadelphia 


— eneuoW»aoo^s»nn»ssnsBesaw»»»»»«»oen»»^»PPSBO»»» 





E. E. CAMPBELL Prop, aad Mgr. 

Thestrical Headquarters 
Too Mutates' Walk to All Thoatros 

Dad's Theatrical Hotel 


Auto Olrls 4 Savoy Hamilton Ont. 

Beauty Parade 4 Princess St Louis 11 Qayety 

Kansas City. 
Beauty Youth ft Folly 4-6 New Nixon Atlantic 

City 7-9 Grand Trenton. 
Behman Show 4 Westminster Providence 11 

Qayety Boston. 
Ben Welch Show 4 Oayety Buffalo 11-18 

Baatable Syracuse 14-16 Lumberg Utlcs „ 
Big Jubilee 4 Qayety Detroit 11 Qayety Ij- 

ronto. sj al 

Big Revue 4 Cadillac Detroit. 
Big Sensation 4 Qayety Baltimore. 
Bohemians 4-6 Majestic Perth Amboy 7 South 

Bethlehem 8 Easton. 
Bon Tons 4 Empire Brooklyn 11 L O 18 West- 
minster Provldenos. 
Bowery Burlesquers 4 Gsyety Toronto 11 

Qayety Buffalo. 
Broadway Olrls 4 L O. 
Cherry Blossoms 4 Corinthian Rochester. 
City Belles 4 Howard Boston. 
City Sports 4 Temple Ft Wsyne. 
College Girls 4 Miner's Bronx New York 11 

L O 18 Empire Newsrk. 
Crackerjacks 4 Haymarket Chicago. 
Dreamlands 4 Englewood Chicago 11 Gsyety 

Fay Foster Co 4 Century Kansas City. 

, «int|Tm 

Zaaoll H M Co 4g*l Mfaalgaa Ave Chicago 
Edward care Cooper 1414 Bway NYC 


(Weeks Jan. 4 and 11.) 

Al Reeves Beauty Show 4 Empire Toledo 11 

Star & Garter Chicago. 
American Beauties 4 Oayety Washington 11 

Qayety Pittsburgh. 


Tooth Powder 

Whether or not you uso 
Calox Tooth Powder de- 
pends on tho value you 
sot upon your tooth. 

Calox is the one dental preparation 
that does everything short of what a 
dentist himself can do to keep your 
mouth and teeth in perfect health. 

Use it night and morning and white 
teeth, sweet breath, and firm gums 
are assured. 

All Druggists, 25c. 

Sample and booklet 
free on request. 


Ask for the Calox 
Tooth Brush, 36c. 



PRODUCING COMEDIAN | 33S Weet 43d Street, New York I SOUBERTE 










Blanche Williams and Brother 



Direction, BARNEY A. MYERS 


Organized and Established Since 1849 

After thoroughly trying out for tho post 42 toots, am bow 
lease, high or low, with up- to-do to goods. 

Now on tho Loow timo and mooing o big Impression oad 


of entertaining any 
tho commood of o live 







A Surprise Every Minute 1 


Management ]J # ^ # MYERS Strand Theatre Building 

Ed ^ Jack Smith 


Booked Over MARCUS LOEW TIME (Eastern and 
Western) for Forty Weeks Solid 

Arranged by jj # A. MYERS, Strand Theatre Building, New York 




With Hastings' Big Show 


I would liko to toll 
you without any self- 
proiso or conceit 
that whilo playing 
tho Keith Circuit (our 
first trip ovsr It), 
both tho public oad 
managers Ib all cities 
have been talking 
about tho novelty 
and originality of 

This is not on ac- 
robatic act, but a dis- 
tinct novelty and can 
truthfully state that 
it Is the only one of 
Its kind in America. 

Care CHAS. POUCHOT, Palace Theatre Building, New York City 



If you don't advertise in VARIETY, 
don't advertise 

Follies of Day 4-6 Bastable Syracuse 7-9 

Lumberg I'tlca 11 Gayety Montreal. 
Follies of 1S>20 4-6 Park O H Manchester 7-9 

Worcester Worcester. 
Follies of Pleasure 4 Victoria Pittsburgh. 
French Models 4 Empire Cleveland. 
Gaiety Girls 4 Casino Philadelphia 11 Empire 

Garden of Girls 4 Star Toronto. 
Gay Morning Glorias 4 Murray Hill New York. 
Gay New Yorkers 4 Star Cleveland 11 Olympic 



APRIL 4. 1915 

Gay White Way 4 Casino Boston 11-13 Grand 
Hartford 14-16 Empire Albany. 

Gay Widows 4-6 Grand Pittsfleld 7-9 Gllmore 

Ginger Girls 4 Empire Hoboken 11 Empire 

Girls from Happyland 4 Columbia New York 
11 Orpheum Paterson. 

Girls from Joyland 7-9 Empire Holyoke. 

Girls from Follies 4 L. O. 

Girls of Moulin Rouge 4 Gayety Montreal 
11-13 Empire Albany 14-16 Grand Hartford. 

Globe Trotters 4 Olympic Cincinnati 11 Em- 
pire Toledo. 

Golden Crook 4 Star & Garter Chicago 11 
Princess St Louis. 

Gypsy Maids 4 L O 11 Gayety Minneapolis. 

Happy Widows 4 Star St Paul 11 Gayety Mil- 

Hasting's Big Show 4 Gayety Boston 11 

Columbia New York. 
Hello Paris 4 Standard St Louis. 
Heart Charmers 4 Columbia Indianapolis. 




High Life Girls 4 Olympic New York. 
Honeymoon Girls 4-0 Empire Albany 

Qrand Hartford 11 Oayety Boston 
Liberty Girls 4 Oayety Minneapolis 11 Star 

St Paul. 
Lovemakers 4 L O 11 Westminster Provi- 
Marlon's Own Show 4 Empire Newark 11 

Casino Philadelphia. 
Million Dollar Dolls 4 Casino Brooklyn 11 

Music Hall New York. 
Mischief Makers 4 Trocadero Philadelphia. 
Monte Carlo Girls 4 Grand Bqston. 
Orientals 4 Gayety Philadelphia. 
Prise Winners 4 L O 11 Empire Newark. 
Passing Review of 1914 4 Stur Brooklyn 
Robinson's Carnation Beauties 4 Music Hall 

New York 11 Empire Philadelphia. 
Roseland Girls 4 Columbia Chicago 11 Englc- 

wood Chicago. 
Rosey Posey Girls 4 Gayety Milwaukee 11 

Columbia Chicago. 
September Morning Glories 4 Buckingham 

Social Maids 4 Orpheum Paterson 11 Cusino 

Star A Garter 4 Gayety Pittsburgh 11 Star 

Sydell's London Belles 4-6 Grand Hartford 7-9 

Empire Albany 11 Miner's Bronx New York. 
Tango Girls 4 Academy of Music Jersey City. 
Tango Queens 4 Empress Columbus. 
Taxi Girls 4 Standard Cincinnati. 
Tempters The 4-6 Stone H Blnghamton 

7-9 Van Culler O H Schenectady. 
Transatlantlques 4 Penn Circuit. 
Trocaderos 4 Empire Philadelphia 11 Palace 

Watson Sisters Show 4 Gayety Kansas City 

11 Gayety Omaha. 
Watson's Big Show 4 Palaqe Baltimore 11 

Gayety Washington. 
Winning Widows 4 Gayety Omaha 11 L O 18 

Gayety Minneapolis. 
Zallah's Own Show 4-6 Grand New Haven 

7-9 Park Bridgeport. 


Where C follows name, letter is in 
Variety's Chicago office. 

Where S F follows name, letter is in 
Variety's San Francisco office. 

Advertising or circular letters will 
not be listed. 

% P following name indicates postal, 
advertised once only. 

Adams Gus (C) 
Adams Sam 
Allen Claude (P) 
Allen Mrs S (P) 
Allyn Amy 
Andrus Cecil 
Arlanne Elizabeth 
Armond Grace 
Armento Angelo (C) 
Asi Han Shuang 
Atlas Trio 
Aug Edna 
Aveling ft Lloyd 
Avery Van A Carrie 
Asard Ben 

Baldwin Ada 
Ballo Bros (P) 
Banard Bert • 

Banks Ted 
Banta Frank (P) 
Barbler John F 
Barlow Hattle (P) 
Barnes A- Crawford 
Barnes ft Robertson 
Barnes A Robinson 

» (c > 
Barnold J V 

Barrett Patsy 

Barry Katherlne 

Battreal Edw J (C) 

Beaumont Arnold 

Beck A Henny 

Bennett Al 

Benton A Clark (C) 

Berry 8 C (C) 

Bird Margaret 

Btssett Mrs Joe 

Blxley Edgar Co 

Black John J 

Blondy 8 (P) 

Bonner Alf 

Boone Blanche 

Bornhaupt Chas 

Bovls A Darley 

Bowsen Chas (C) 

Bowser Cecil (P) 

Boyce Nellie 

Boyd A St Clair 

Brennen J as (P) 
Brennen Joe 
Brennen A Carr 
Brierre A King 
Brlnkerhoff R M (P) 
Bronson A Baldwin 
Brooks Walter 
Brownie Mr 
Brower Walter 
Budd Ruth 
Burton Grace 
Butler Fannie 
Burk ft Rosa (P) 
Burka Malda 
Burke Sue 

Cameron Grace (C) 
Campbell Al 
Campbell Oeo 
Cantwell Jas (P) 
Carew Mabel 
Carle Grace 
Carleton Elanor 
Carrera Liane 
Carroll Bobby (C) 
Casson Emily 
Casson Jlmmle 
Charbino Bros 
Chase Laura 
Chester I R (C) 
Chester Lew 
Chidlow Roy 
Cbieu Han Ping 
Church Grace E (C) 
Clark T J 
Clark Wenonah Mae 
Claudius Dave H 
Clear Chas M (C) 
Clemons Cameron 
Clinton Novelty 
Clogg Halley 
Colleps Viola 
Collins & Hart 
Collins Joe (C) 
Conlln Jas P 
Connolly Sisters 
Connor Miss A R 
Connors Edna Trio 
Conroy Martin L 
Cook Frank R 





A beautiful rural playlet, in 2 scenes, conceived, 
Written and staged by EDWARD CLARK 

A Sensational Hit, on MARCUS LOEW TIME. Just finished the Eastern 
Circuit. Now playing the Western Circuit. 

Under the management off ROLAND WEST 

NOTE.— The REMPEL SISTERS are also playing this act on the SMALL UNITED 
TIME, pending the outcojne of my suit against them. 

"THE COURTS (like the Mills of The Gods) GRIND SLOWLY, BUT 


The most wonderful juvenile artists in th* world, in a repertoire of novelty sours, 
dances and impersonations. 

The "Kids," as they are best known to the profession, are a feature act at all bitf tune 
vaudeville houses, and as high-class entertainers have no equal in thir proU-ssion. 

Direction H. F. WEBER. Booked Solid. U. B. O. Time. 


Cooper Jlmmle 
Cooper Rene 
Cooper Texas 
Copeland Carl (P) 
Copeland Les (P) 
Corder & Digby (P» 
Coyne John (P) 
Cox Mildred 
Crossman Ruby (P) 
Crownlnshleld Prank 
Cullen Paul 
Cummings Mr 8 
Curwen Patrick 
Curzon J W (P) 

Daley & OBrlen (P) 
Dalley Robt L 
Dailey C H Co 
Dang Mr 
Daniels Harry J 
Darley Brian 
Davenport Pearl (C) 
Davidson H irry 
Davis Albeit C 
Davis Mark 
Davison W Geo 
Day Geo 
Deane Dora 
DeOrant Oliver 
Dell Jack 
Demar Paul 
DeMe Shirley 
Dcmpsey Mrs Tom 
DeTrickey Coy 
DeYoung Rose 
Devlne ft Williams 

Dickey Paul 
Dllworth Lillian (P) 
Dolan & Lenharr 
Donvt-r & Dale 
Doran Jos C 
Dorman & Wilson 
Dove Johnny 
Drucker Jack (C) 
Duffy Margaret S 
Duffy Tom 
Dumond Jos 
Dunmore Eileen (C) 
Dunn Maud 
Dushan Peggy 
DuVall Harry Mrs 
Du Valle Vlda 
Dwyer Lionel 

Edenberg Chas (C) 
Ed las May 
El don Bessie C 

Eldrld Mrs O 
Elfers Jas H (C) 
Ellis Frank 
Ellis Geo Raymond 

Elwyn David 
Eno Jack (C) 
Epailly Jules 
Esmeralda Edna 
Evans A (P) 
Evans Ed 
Evans Jack B 

Farley ft Butler (P) 
Farrlngton Nevada 

Fawton Mr ft Mrs (C) 
Fay ft Cox Sisters 
Fennel Mrs Ed 
Fennel ft Tyson 
Fenton Marguerite 
Finneran Jean 
Fischer Ernest 
Fisher Jeannette 
Florence Daisy 
Follette A Wicks 
Fontaine Al 
Fontaine Azella 
Ford Sisters 
Ford Vivian 
Forrester ft Lloyd 
Forrester Sidney (C) 
Foster Wm A 
Francis Milt (P) 
Frank Elsie 
Franklin Florence 
Franklin A VIoletto 

Franks 2 
Fuller Mr 

Gallerem Clotilda 
Galvln Mr J A 
Gardner H M 
Gehrue Mamie 
Gerard A Gardner (P) 
Giletti Fred 
Gllmore ft La Mayne 
Glrard Harry 
Gird Harry A (P) 
Glenn Carrie 
Glissando MlTUe 
Godfrey A Henderson 
Golden Ed (P) 
Golden Morris (P) 
Goldman Jack 
Goode Lillian 
Goodrich Sisters 
Gorden Mrs Jas 
Gordon Jno R 

Gordon Karlne 
Gorman Jack 
Grace Sisters 
Grady Jas 
Graham Wldner 
Cranberry Mrs E 
Gray Harry D 
Gray Norma 
Grazer Ethel 
Green Billy 
Grey Clarice 
Grey Trio 
Griffin O (P) 
Gustam J Angus 

Hagens 4 
Hall A O'Brien 
Haney Margurlte 
Hanlon Bros (P) 
Harcourt Geneva 
Harcout Leslie 
Hardy Beth 
Hardy Helen (P) 
Hawkins Lee 
Hayden A Stayman 

Hayes Wm Jr (P) 
Hayward Harry 
Heath Frankle 
Hedges Elvln 
Henry Jack F 
Herman Al 
Hewin Nan 
Hlems Leedy (P) 
Hlgglns Mark 
Hill Mrs F 
Hill Florence 
Hills Mrs M 
Hillyer Evelyn 
Hobson Irene 
Holdsworth Mrs L 
Holt Alf 

Hopkins Ethel (P) 
Howards The (P) 
Hubblefleld Mr (P) 
Hughes Madeline 
Hughes Viola E (P) 
Hulbcrt Laura 
Hurd The Magician 
Hyde Jack 
Ina's Troupe 
Irving Mr B F 
Irving Harry 
Irving Jeannette 

Jackson C A E (P) 
Jackson Harry A Kate 
James Beatrice 
James Mr ft Mrs (P) 
James Stanley 
James Walter 
John Hans 

Johnson David 
Jordon Dolly 
Joseph Jesse A 

Kamakea Queenie 
Karral Mr 
Karlton Avery E 
Kan ell Great 
Keane Vida 
Keate E Harrison 
Kelly Fred J 
Kelly A Galvin 
Kelly -PIsTel Co 
Kelly Wm 
Kerr A Ralph 
Kerr Phoebe 
Kleu Chao Wen 
Klmberly Leon 
Kimbcrly A Mohr 
King Gus 
Klutlng's AnimalB 
Knapp Mr C 
Knight Harlan E 
Kolb Florenze 
Kramer Dave 
Kuberllk Henri 

LaBlanc Leo 
Langford Wm H 
Lannlng Arthur 
Laurenze Bert 
Laurcnze Dorothy 
Leach Hanna 
Lea Marie (P) 
LeAndre Harry (P) 
Lear Madalon 
LeClalr Maggie 
Lee Mr J 
Leehler Ruth 
LeMay John Co 
Leon Anna (P) 
Leonard Billle 
Leone Louis (P) 
LeRoy Hilda 
LeRoy Sam 
Lessig Jack 
Levering C Wilbur 
Levy Jules 
Lewis A Chapin 
Lewis A Young 
Lloyd Hugh 
Londe Norma Leslie 
Loral no A Dudley 
Ix)rlmer May 
Lorraine Hazel le (P) 
Ijoulae Miss J 
Lowrey Jannette 
Lucero P Harry 
Luclanna Lucca 
Lynch ft Boyne 
Lynn Eddie 
Lyons ft Cullum 


MacDonald Jay 
MacDonald Sadie 
Mack A Williams 
Mackey Orland (P) 
Magley Guy 
Mahoney Samuel 
Mahouuy Tom 
Maier Hazel 
Mallette Belle 
Marco Ida 

Mario ft Tllvette (P) 
Marlon Dal 
Marlon Marie (P) 
Marland June 
Martin Alma 
Marshal Harold 
Marshall Henry I 
Marshall James 
Mason Harry 
McConnell A Simpson 
McCauley Inez Co 
McCormack A Irving 

McCrea Nell 
McCullough Paul 
McEndree Rohleta 
McKenna Mr ft Mrs 

McMahon Mae 
McShane Jack 
Mead Vera 
Medlln Matty 
Meehan ft Pearl 
Merrill Pearl 
Meyers Belle 
Miller A Tempest 
Miller Jas Gordon 
Miller Mr A Mrs Joe 

Mllllkan Bob 
Mills A Rhode 
Milton Frank 
Mlrella Mr 
Mitchell A Lightner 
Monle Marie 
Moore Mrs D N (P) 
Moore Irene 
Moran Hazel 
Morgan Chas (P) 
Morgan Erwin (P) 
Moris Arthur 
Morrlssey Jack 
Morton James J 
Moscrops CAN 
Mott ft Maxfleld 
Murphy Ruth 

Nash Julia Co 
Neal L (P) 
Neff John (P) 
Neilson Agnes 
Nesbitt Bobby (P) 
Newhoff Irving 
Nlblo A Riley 
Nokes Wm 
Nolan Louise (P) 
Norton Ned 
Norton Ruby 
Norwood A Hall (P) 

O'Brien Bob (P) 
ODonnell C H 
Ormand Gertrude 
Otto Bros 
Owen Herman 
Owens Mildred 

Page Helen 
Palmer Cathryn R 
Parlllo Tom 
Patterson Chas 
Perrin Vida 
Peters Mr A Mrs I 
Petry Lawrence 
Phllbrlck W 
Pltret Richard 
Pltso A Daye (P) 
Pitt Charles 
Polk John 
Porte Blanche 
Porter Ed 
Porty Charles 
Powers Julia 
Prince Maurice 

Racey Edward 
Radcllff Marie 
Ramsden Clssle 
Randolph Marie 
Raymond Ray 
Remgold Rose 
Relth Neary (P) 
Reyem ft Roy 
Ulcardo Mrs E 
Rlcardo Irene 
Rice Mr ft Mrs Sam 
Richards Fred 
Rigby Arthur 

Rlno ft Emerson 
Rouder Hans 
Robinson Albert 
Robinson Harry (P) 
Holland Geo 
Rose Julian 
Roy Joe (P) 
Kozetla May 
Rummell Albert 
Russell Bijou 
Russell Maud 
Ryan Kennet 
Ryder Wm A 


Sand berg Bob (P) 
Santrey Henry 
Saona (P) 
Savey A Brennan 
Savoy Bert (P) 
Sawyer Delia 
Saxon Pauline 
Schall Mine 
Schrodes A Chappelle 
Shannon Sam 
Shattuck Truly 
Shean Billy 
Sheldon Bettina 
Sheridan Margaret 
Sherman Mabelle 
Shenton Will 
Shlpman Hasel 
Simonds Bobby 
Simonds Jack 
Simons John W 
Simpson Grant (P) 
Smith Mr E M 
Smith Thomas 
Smith A Farmer 
Snyder Francis 
Spencer ft Williams 
Stacey Delia 
Stark Leo 
Stickney Circus 
St Elmo Carlotta 
Stern Al 

Stevens ft Stevens 
Stewart Frankle 
Stoddard Marls 
Strickland Violet 
Stuart Marie B 
Stuart Mr 
Stuart Fet 
Stutsman Mrs Chas 
Symonds Alfretta (P) 

Tanner J J 
Taylor Sidney Jr 

Thomas Billy 
Thurston Leslie 
Tllton Lucile 
Trout Catherine 
Tolans Musical 
Tulllo ft Perona 
Tunis Fay 
Turner ft Graoe 

Valentine Arthur 
Van Dyke Paul 
Vardon Frank (P) 
Vaughn Vivian 
Von A very Mrs (P) 
Von Dell Florence 
Voss Eddie 

Walker Bert 
Walters Ann (P) 
Walters Selma 
Ward Walter 
Ward ft Mack 
Webb Harry L (P) 
Webster Jesse 
Wheeler Bert 
White Belle 
Whltesldes Ethel 
Whipple Bayonne 
Wllker W H 
Williams Harry 
Williams Lottie 
Williams The 
Wilson Miss B 
Wilson Ethel 
Wlttrock Chas A 
Worth Mary 
Woods Albert B (P) 
Woods Frank R 
Woods T E 
Woolard Dora (P) 
Wyer E G 
Wright A Albright 

Yates Nellie ft Betty 
York ft Kerry 

Zaeller Ed 
Zomatur Charlie 
Zlmm Mr 




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If you have written, published or can sing a Song, and put it over, send in your billing and 

Get a Piece of This Mazuma ! 
ACADEMY THEATRE, J. H. Michael, Mgr. 

Don't forget the date. Write or wire now. Contest runs for one week, beginning Jan. 11. 




UnlcM otherwise noted, the following reportt are for the current week. 




Gaston Goudron lias Joined fortes with Sam Aaron .1. Jom-M and tain family are sojourn 

HuVrles. Idk in Kurnmorvllle, S. C. 

LouIhc I)<" FogKl will begin a short tour of 
The Grace Hayward stock company Ih offer- the "association" time at Aberdeen. B. D.. 
log "Stop Thief," at the Wlllard this week. opening Jan. 10. 





Columbia Theatre Building 


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"The Only Female Star in Burlesque* 9 

Fred McQoy 







•The Funnleet of AD Irish 

Zeila Russell 

Mae Holden 





Gladys Sears 






Featured with "HONEYMOON GIRLS" 

Anther and Producer of Same 

Management, Theatrical Operation Cat. 

PmMMl AMreu, 7» Wlnthren At*, 

Lillian Fitzgerald 

Featured with 


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SIMON LEGREE (Staff* Moaftr) 


German Comedian, "Prise Wlnnere" Co. 

Francis EHIott 

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Harry Seymour 

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-In Dutch" 

"Girls from the Follies 99 

"The Dummy" Is the only opening of any 
Importance scheduled for next week. The 
piece jpw411 open at Powers' theatre next Sun- 
day night. 

The Fountain Inn, a rendesvous for theat- 
rical people, haa gone Into the bands of a 
receiver. Julius Tumposwsky Is In charge. 

Raymond L. Jacoby, manager of the Hotel 
Carleton and the Alhambra theatre, la able 
to be on duty once more after a bad attack of 
la grippe. 

"On Trial " opened at Cohan's Grand Sun- 
day night before a large audience. The play 
went over very well. 

At the Midway Gardens, Ice skating has 
been added as a feature. The terrace* In 
the open gardens have been flooded. 

May De Sousa Is seeking the aid of the 
courts to separate her from her husband, 
Eaton Arthur Haines. She alleges cruelty. 

Alterations have been made at the Great 
Northern Hip, where entrances and exits have 
been Increased. A now steel curtain la also 
a feature of new equipment. 

A portion of Charles R. Kohl's office on the 
eleventh floor of the Majestic theatre build- 
ing 19 being partitioned off for a private office 
for Sam Kahl. 




"Barclay's peculiar saaameriame are obvtouely unetudled, aad his oj ma r onl U natural 
idiosyncrasies are singularly refreshing In theee dajra of s aonotonouo sameness. 








Hot Dog! Hot Dog! Hot Dog! 


Barney Gerard's "Follies of the Day" 


its no juice— rrs no juice 

Henry P. Nelson Ge E^rsr n 

"Girls of the Moulin Rouge" 


Babe La Tour 







"Happy Widows" 


MaUug '•■» Laugh without an effort 






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Ziegfeld's "Follies" have but two more 
weeks to remain at the Illinois, although 
efforts have been made to hold the show 
over for three weeks, without avail. 

Al. Shean left the cast of "The Candy 
Shop" last Saturday night. His place haa 
been taken by Jlmmle Sullivan. George 
Baldwin is also out of the cast. 

Will J. Davis haa had a letter from Nellie 
Lynch, who is In London, stating that ahe Is 
to marry her partner. Weston. Miss Lynch 
was very well known here In the days of the 
Henderson extravaganzas. 

Will Jacobs, eon of Abe Jacobs, stage man- 
ager of the Majestic, will go Into partnership 
with David Beehler In the near future, accord- 
ing to the latest reporta. 

Owing to some changes made necessary In 
the cast of "Our Children," the play did not 
open Monday night as advertised, but the 
premier took place Wednesday night at the 

All "loop" theatres experienced a boom In 
business this week on account of the holiday 
crowds In town. Vaudeville houses benefited 
greatly, and all the legitimate houses also 
noted a revival in attendance. 

Romeo the Great, a monkey, was operated 
on laat Sunday at the Victor House for some 
trouble with his nose. The simian was un- 
der the influence of ether for thirty minutes 
and the operation was a success. 

The Century Opera company will close at the 
Auditorium Jan. 2. The fund of $160,000, 
raised to conduct the season hero, has been 
exhausted, and some of the backers have re- 
fused to come across with more. 

Maurice Browne Is looking for a "loop" 
theatre in which to offer "The Philanderer" 
while the Fuller season Is on in the Little 
theatre. This piece has been the biggest suc- 
cess the Little has had In its history. 

At tho outaklrtlng theatres this week the 
following plays were offered : "The Trail of 
the Lonesome Pine," Crown ; "Way Down 
East," Victoria; "While the City Sleeps." 
National ; and John Bunny and his company, 

Members of the Anti-Cruelty Society of 
Chicago attended the performance of "On 
Trial" at Cohan's Grand Monday night, and 
a big share of the proceeds of that per- 
formance will go Into the coffers of the so- 


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and Grant 

The Original 
Bounding Tramps 

Booked Solid 
Until August 

The members of the Wilhat Troupe are cele- 
brating Christmas week by playing the Or- 
pheum in Milwaukee, the home of the act. 
Four years ago, the act was put together In 
the attic of a dwelling house in the Wis- 
consin metropolis. 

Madle De Long, after a month's rest In 
Chicago, where she was culled by the death 
of her mother, Mrs. Aurclia De Long, who 
died Dec. 22, will return to New York, whero 
she will resume her work under the direction 
of Morris & Fell. 

The Harry James booster Club celebrated 
its first birthday anniversary Dec. 20. The 
club has branches In Milwaukee, St. Paul, 
Minneapolis, Omaha, Sioux City and Buffalo. 
Members of the cast of "The Candy Shop" 
were special guests at the celebration last 
Saturday night. 

Among those who went from Chicago to 
attend the opening of the Orpheum in Kan- 
sas City were Marcus Helman, Charles Ham- 
merslough. Martin Deck passed through Chi- 
cago on his way home from Kansas City on 
Tuesday and Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Bray 
were also In attendance at the opening cere- 

Miss Violet Sllverheart, of the Silverheart 
Sisters, who recently underwent an operation 
at the American Hospital, has been discharged 
from that institution, cured. Jack Barrett, 
of Barrett and Bayne, has been under the 
care of Dr. Max Thorek, after a tour of the 
Pacific coast. Minnie Hogan (Minnie Fur- 
man), late of "The Beggar Prince" opera 
company, Is the mother of a baby girl born 
at the hospital. 

GomIp has it a social function took 
'ire a hr our^cOga Hotel some nights ago 
♦tende a sek t few. The affair has not 

e> ited In the t. iclety columns, and 
luose who participated have not been anxious 
that their names and Jewels be mentioned. 
In fact, at least three of those who attended 
are being eagerly sought by the police. The 
function was culled a "crap game," in the 
vernacular of the streets. Three men were 
engaged in the fascinating pastime, with 
money and dlumonds scattered about over the 
table. It was a battle to the death, and when 
the fight was at Its height, three men wear- 
ing black masks stepped In. They had not 
been invited, but they had three gleaming 
guns in their hands which acted as open 
sesame. There was Just a slight parley, when 
the uninvited guests got busy. They gather- 
ed In the money and Jewels, said to have been 
valued in the neighborhood of $'J,(K)0, and 
after* admonishing the original members of the 
party that it was very wicked to shoot craps 
and also that they would better keep very 
quiet for a few minutes the unceremonious 
men departed and faded away into the night, 
leaving three crestfallen men to mourn the 
loss of their money and dlum >nds. The nun 
bereft of their valuables made a "holler," 
but they did not make a very loud one, us 
they appeared to feel a bit sheepish about 
the whole deul. The police were not at all 
sympathetic in the matter either, as there 
has been some effort on the part of the city 
constabulary to stamp out social functions 
known as crap games. But, at any rate, the 
Incident hos enlivened the holidays along the 
Dearborn street Hlalto and has been a fine 
morsel of gossip rolled under the tongues of 
the wisp. 

AUDITORIUM (Bernard Ulrlch, mgr.).— 
Century opera in lust week. 

BLACKSTONE (Edwin Wappler, mgr.).— 
"My Lady's Dress." opening week. 

COHAN'S GRAND (Hurry Ridings, mgr.).— 
"On Trial, " opened Sunday night. 

CORT (I. J. Herrman, mgr.).— "The New 
Henrietta.' with six legitimate stars, opened 
Sunday night. 

(JARRICK (John J. Garrlty, mgr.).— "Whirl 
of the World," began a return engagement 
Sunday night. 

LA SALLE (Joseph Uransky, mgr.). — "The 
Candy Shop," with a lew shifts in cast, play- 
ing to good houses. 

OLYMPIC (George C. Warren, mgr. ).— "Pot- 
ash & Perlinutter," still getting very fair re- 
turns after a long and astonishing run. 

ILLINOIS (Augustus Pltou. Jr., mgr.).— 
Ziegfeld's "Follies" drawing like a magnet of 
the first power. 

POWERS' (Hurry J. Powers, mgr.).- "The 
Misleading I^ady," Just fair returns. 

PRINCESS (Sam P. Gerson, mgr.).— "Our 
children," a new play with Henry Kolker 
slurring, opened Wednesday night. 

LITTLE (Maurice Browne, mgr.).— "The 

mgr.).— "At the Ball," opened Sunday. 

Happy New Year to Everyone 


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Assisted by NELL WOOD 

Starting the New Year Right? 


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New Act! New Songs! New Costumes! 



mgr.; agent, Orpheum). — The hill loomed up 
pretty well with Blossom Seeley away In the 
lead. Miss Seeley sang Ave numbers, putting 
them over big and at the finish "Rube" 
Marquard came on and bowed the acknowl- 
edgments for the whole family. Miss Seeley 
was the real hit of the bill. Houdlnl had 
been programmed to close the show, but his 
artistic temperament would not allow him to 
do this, so he got the coveted seventh place 
where he did a couple of good tricks and, as 
usual, had his audience mystitled. He made 
a pretty good showing. Kramer & Pattlson 
weie not appreciated at their full value on 
tipniiiiK place. Had they been uown the bill 
a little they would have gone much better. 
Marie Kenton, a single singing act, bad sec- 
ond spot, wuere she offered popular numbers, 
making a change or gown for each song. She 
aid not create a riot, but was pleasing. Muriel 
Kldley and Asta Fleming were on in third 
spot, where they offered a conglomeration of 
dames, poses and other features. The pan- 
tomime, "Love or Fume," with which they 
closed, bad a novel idea in it. Miss Fleming, 
who posed as the artist, was a bit awkwara. 
Miss Ridley was more at ease. The act did 
not seem to hit the audience as It should, 
for a good many wfere Inclined to laugh in- 
stead of sit quietly and appreciate. Leo 
Carrillo offered his Chinese Imitations, mak- 
ing a line impression. The laughing honors 
of the program went to Edwin George. Bert 
Leslie was seen to advantage in "Hogan In 
Ivondon." He has added some new slang 
phrases to his repertoire which add to the 
general good effect. The Three Rubes (Bow- 
ers, Walters and Crocker) were chased down 
from third to closing place, where they did 
acrobatic work in rural attire and were 
funny.. The audienco started to go out, but 
after the men had worked a few minutes the 
exodus ceased. 

MAJESTIC (Lyman IS. Glover, mgr.; agent, 
Orpheum). — Out of the nine acts on bill, 
eight were comedy, more or less pronounced. 
May Irwin, for example, with her company, 
could not by any Btretch oi the imagination 
he called sad or lugubrious. She stepped out 
of her act to do a sdng or two and a recita- 
tion or two, which allowed her to reap an- 
other big harvest of, laughs before she sub- 
sided. Mi*s Irwin offered her little comedy 
"She Just Wouldn't," assisted by five others. 
Th.' skit has quite a number of laughs, 
even il it is just a trifle talky. It went big 
with the Monday afternoon audience, which, 
by the way, tilled every Beat In the bouse 

except a few scattered in the topmost gallery. 
Marcell and Bell, two dancers who appear 
to be constructed of rubber, the way they 
bend and twist, opened the show. They ap- 
peared In black and white before a black 
velvet drop, making striking pictures. The 
man of the team offered some contortion 
work that got him hearty hands. Finn and 
Finn dropped in next with dancing of a swift 
nature. Both did lively stepping and both 
made good. "An Innocent Bystander," a 
Bketch, on next, was exploited by Homer 
Miles, Helen Ray and three others. The 
sketch deals with city life in one or two of 
its strangest aspects, and shows that truth Is 
quite often stranger than action, or, at least, 
stranger than even the wildest imagination 
of the rewrite boys on a city copy desk. 
Act got over very well. Marshall Montgom- 
ery, ventriloquist, offered a new line of stuff 
in spots and pulled some of his old stunts. 
He got a reward of laughter for his efforts. 
Clara Morton, assisted by Frank Sheen, offer- 
ed a sort of freakish turn from the pen of 
Junle McCree in which she looked pretty and 
sang with considerable unction. When she 
offered to spring some of the old turns that 
she had been identified with in the past, she 
received the compliment of genuine applause. 
Ethel Green, sandwiched in between Clara 
Morton und May Irwin, did not have the 
easiest place in the world to fill. She also 
seemed a trifle hoarse in her opening num- 
bers, but got down to real earnest work in a 
"kid" song part, and later came on in gown 
and garb of the 60s, whore she did effective 
work. Maude Muller, who has a deep speak- 
ing voice, an explosive delivery and a comedy 
style all her own, was assisted quite ma- 
terially in her efforts to get laughs by Ed 
Stanley, who is tall as well as talented. These 
two pulled considerable "nut" stuff and they 
made a good impression Just before closing. 
The Two Carltons, billed as the phlegmatic 
gymnasts, found the audience deserting the 
house in flocks when they sauntered on. 
Those who remained for the act, however, 
were well repaid, for the boys do some neat 
work, and in such a droll way that they pre- 
sent a mighty good bit of entertaining. They 
would go much better up in a bill, however, 
than at the close, as their work Is so slow 
in getting started that the audience begins to 
get restless before the real trend of the act 
comes to light. 

mgr.; Andy Talbot for W. V. M. A.).— Well 
put together bill running smoothly with sev- 
eral bright spots of comedy. Let Qougets, 

musical act out oi the ordinary, open night 
shift with some novel ideas. Offer trumpet, 
cornet and other musical stunts with musi- 
cal Imitations thrown In tor good measure. 
Oot genuine applause. Bert and Hazel Ska- 
telle, who Jig, do the maxixe and other dances 
on skates were perfectly at home in second 
spot, where they entertained neatly and nice- 
ly. Mme. Techow s family of eats, In third 
place, went through their paces without a 
hitch, displaying Intelligence of a high notch 
and training of the careful lest sort. The 
felines got applause throughout the run 01 
the act Al Abbott, who uses hats to help 
him give imitations of numerous nationali- 
ties, made a decided hit. He offered a range 
of songs running from Chinese to Hebrew, and 
from the rural to German, and closed with a 
song by a lazy man. He went big. The 
Hong Kong Mysteries, a big and showy act 
with handsome settings, did not get the ap- 
plause it deserved, but even at that, got over 
very well. The act has the usual line of 
Btage mysteries, with u few new features 
thrown In. Joe Whitehead followed this big 
act with his own line of "nut" stuff ana car- 
ried off the big laughing honors of the en- 
tertainment. His line of work is plead- 
ing to the average audience ana bis 
intimate style of "kidding" got him 
over very big with the Great Northern 
patrons. The Melvlns, three well put up 
young acrobats, closed. They have a line 01 
work In band balancing that gets them ap- 
plause every few minutes as they proceed with 
their act. They work easily and are grace- 

McVICKERS (J. G. Burch, mgr.; agent*, 
J. L & S.). — One of the fastest und mosi 
popular bills seen in this house in some time, 
with Caesar Rivoli headlining. This protean 
player put his stuff over easily and wus tlu 
big hit of the bill. The Morton, Jewell 
Troupe of club swingers, also made a de- 
cided impression, and Chase and La Tour 
were another hit, with Oscar Lorraine, a 
"nut" violinist, pretty well up In the run- 
ning. The Zoeller Trio, acrobats, opened the 
proceedings with lively work. They have a 
good repertoire and some of their comedy Is 
new and really funny. Schrodes and Chap- 
pelle, a man and woman, who have a clever 
line of talk, were In second spot. Charles 
Bowser and company offered a sketch called 
"Superstition." Act goes smoothly and has 
numerous bright lines, and the plot Is ad- 
hesive, at any rate. The Morton, Jewell 
Troupe were in next spot. They have 
neat and natty costumes, work fast and do 
some showy tricks. They were a distinct hit. 
Chase and La Tour, on next, came In for 
applause all through their turn. Oscar Lor- 
raine pulled a lot of new "nut" stuff, and 
when he disclosed a young woman plant in 
the audience who could sing, he came very 
near stopping the show. A rural sketch call- 
ed "When We Grow Up" and Barnes and 
Robinson were also on the bill. The audience 
of Monday was of big proportions and full 
of the holiday spirit, which let Itself out with 
plenty of applause and much laughter. 




Demglass 2Z13 

ORPHEUM.— Alice Lloyd is back in town 
and her appearance at the Orpheum was the 
signal for a hearty reception which must have 
done her heart good. The welcome was genu- 
ine and sincere and in return she entertained 
them splendidly. Miss Lloyd has established 
herself as a big favorite here. They voted 
her "great" Dunbar's White Hussars were 
not only classy but quite successful In the 
closing position. LaFrance and Bruce of- 
fered blackfaced comedy that was liked. 
Pierre Pelletler and his company failed to ap- 
pear in their underworld sketch, "The 10 :40 
West," and Cantwell and Walker were sub- 
stituted. The audience again laughed at the 
Imhoff, Conn and Coreene (holdover). Vio- 
linsky, another holdover, repeated his success 
of last week, his piano "bit" in particular 
going big. DeHaven and Nice (holdover) did 
well enough opening. Billy V. Van and the 
Beaumont Sisters (holdovers) put some good 
comedy Into the bill. Sebastian and Bentley, 
very good. 

EMPRESS.— The Nichols Sisters elicited 
laughter. Wanda had the closing position and 
the trained seal held close attention. Mellor 
and De Paula, liked. "Wifle," saetch, proved 
acceptable. Dixon and Dixon, opening, well 
received. "The Man Beast" will be reviewed 
under New Acts next week, as also will be 
the Two Murphys, who were "added." 

CORT (Homer F. Curran, mgr.). — Forbes 
Robertson Co. (second week). 

COLUMBIA (Gottlob, Marx & Co., mgrs.). — 
"The Yellow Ticket" (second week). 

GAIETY (Tom O'Dny, mgr.).— "Three 
Twins" (first week). 

ALCAZAR (Belasco & Mayer, mgrs.).— 
"Shore Acres" (stock). 

WIGWAM (Jos. Bauer, mgr.).— Musical 
comedy and vaudeville. 

PRINCESS (Bert Levey, lessee and mgr.; 
agt., Levey). — Vaudeville. 

REPUBLIC (Wurd Morris, mgr.; agt., W. S. 
V. A.). -Vnudevllle. 

Alfred Latell arrived in town last week and 
will locate here until the fair is over. 

Jack Magee has Joined the Gaiety musical 
comedy company. 

Ernan Seavey has been laid up with an 
abcees of the ear. 



Garrlck Major and Estella Ellsworth have 
been engaged for "The Three Twins" at the 

A. Burt Weaner has been recruited by the 
Gaiety Producing Co. to play a role In the 
revival of "The Three Twins." 

Business took a bad slump at most of the 
houses during the early part of last week, but 
by Saturday It was almost normal again. 

Jerome & Carson opened at Pantages and 
will play the circuit. This Is the couple's first 
American appearance since playing Rlckard's 
Australian circuit. 

Sunday, Dec. 20, Nadell and Kane retired 
from tbe bill at Pantages after the first even- 
ing show. The walk-out resulted from an 
argument with the management about the way 
tbe act was presented. It is understood that 
in walking out the team willingly forfeited the 
remainder of the tour. 

Commencing Jan. 4 the Alexandra Bevani 
opera company will begin a season of grand 
opera at the Alcazar. The announcement gives 
a long list of the notable artists Included in 
the company and lays stress upon the fact 
that tbe operas will be changed three times 
during each week, but it does not state how 
long the season will last, wnlch in all prob- 
ability will be decided upon after the first 
week. In tbe past two seasons opera has not 
been well supported by the natives here. 

According to a well-known advance agent 
who stopped over here for a day last week while 
en route East from the South, conditions gov- 
erning the show business in Arizona are so 
bad most of the houses are not making any 
attempt to play road attractions. From an- 
other source comes the word that the one 
bouse playing attractions in Phoenix has 
closed. If such is the case, shows routed 
South will have to Jump from Los Angeles to 
Fort Worth without any stands to break the 
long Jump. 


By It. H. McCAW. 

FORSYTH (Hugh Cardoza, mgr. ; agt., 
U B. O.).— John and Emma Ray, do fairly 
well- Jed and Ethel Dooley, hit; Cordinis 
Circus, fine; Roach and Curdy, laughs; Hally 
and Noble, success ; Spiegel and Nones, ap- 
plause ; Ward Baker, pleases ; Soretti and 
Antoinette, open satisfactorily. 

GRAND (Arthur Hyman, mgr. ) .—Feature 
films slowly gaining following. 

ATLANTA (K. & E.). — "Potash and Perl- 
mutter." heavy advance; "Polly of Circus,' 
Elsie St. Leon, to follow. 

The Lyric and Bijou, Jake Wells houses, 
appear to be doomed to darkness the remain- 
der of the season. 



APOLLO (Fred E. Moore, mgr.).— 27, James 
Forbes' new play, "In the Limelight," with 
Douglas Fairbanks. 30. "Twin Beds." 

KEITH'S (Chas. O. Anderson, mgr.).— Well 
balanced holiday bill. Bessie Wynn, new 
songs ; Marie Nordstrom, scored ; William 
Norris (New Acts) ; McMahon and Chapelle, 
laughing hit; Hazel Kirk Trio, pleased; 
Cooper and Smith, over well; Mosher Hayes 
and Mosher, good opening act; Castillanos, 
pleasing posing. House did unusually well 
oo opening day for this season' here. 

NIXON (Harry Brown, mgr.).— 27, "Garden 
of Girls." Good show; 30 (vaudeville), 
"When Women Rule;" Alex Porter; Chick 
and Chicklets; Stravltz and Strassner ; Ger- 
trude Flske. 

The Steel Pier has let the contract for the 
rebuilding of the Music Hall on It, which was 
damaged by the recent storm. It call for $60,- 
000, but Is only the preliminary expense of 
•inking pilings and the understructure. The 
entire cost will be $300,000. Edward Bader 
of this city was awarded the contract The 
work will be extremely hasardous, as the 
building is barely able to remain upright. 
Divers found pilings which were 18 feet in 
the sand were Just about resting on their 
anchors on the bottom. The storms of the 
past few years have swept the sand away 
from them. Pilings for the new structure will 
be sunk 80 feet Into the sand. 

Rumors of Marcus Loew having the booking 
of the Savoy are rampant. 

Theatrical business for the holiday week 
seems to have taken a spurt. 

Leo Kohls, the orchestra leader, has re- 
turned here for the season. 


Ily J. K. DOOLEY. 

MARYLAND (F. C. Schanberger, mgr. ; agt., 
U. B. O.). — Blanche Ring, possesses a dis- 
tinct charm ; Comfort and King, continual 
laughs ; Harry Breen, warm welcome ; "A 
Night In a Monkey Music Hall," novel and 
Pleasing ; the Brunelle Sisters and Stephens, 
Rood ; "Neptune's Garden," second week 
Lohse and Stirling, fine work ; Truelly, clever. 

Norfolk, Va., Deo. 26, 1914. 

Mr. Jaok Von Tilzer, 

148 West 45th St., 
New York 
My dear Jaok:- 

I had the pleasure of hearing 


sing your song 


at the Wlntergarden last week; and enjoyed 
It so much, that I went baok Sunday night 
and oaught him again* It is wonderful the 
way he puts it over. 

f 'Tennessee 9 • is the great big song hit 
of our troupe. I sing it for the finale of 
the minstrel first part, and it never fails 
to stop the show. It certainly is a 
marvelous song for me, and I am more than 
glad to add my efforts in making it a 
universal success. 

Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous 
New Year, I remain, as ever 

Sincerely yours, 


Geo. (Honey Boy) Evans 9 Minstrels 

HIPPODROME (Charles E. Lewis, mgr. ; 
agt., Loew). — Five Old Soldier Fiddlers, win 
much applavse ; Eddie Foyer, interesting ; 
Whitney's Operatic Dolls, please immensely ; 
"Just Half Way," good ; Edith Clifford, stun- 
ning ; Swalne's Rats and Cats, wonderful ; 
Mack and Plngree, win out. 

VICTORIA (Pearce & Scheck, mgrs. ; agts., 
N.-N. ).— George Schlndler, very good; Price 
and Price, most daring ; Artie Hall, splendid 
makeup ; Oberlta and Girls, beautiful ; Bris- 
tol's Ponies, quite Intelligent. 

NEW (George Schneider, mgr.; agt., 
Ind.).— "The Bellboy and the Belles," over 
big; Fantoshe's Manikins. entertaining; 
Three Fryers, funny ; Pauline Barry, has 
handsome costumes ; Gus Leonard, mystifying 
and amusing ; Luce and Luce, above the aver- 

FORD'S OPERA HOUSE (Charles B. Ford, 
mgr.). — "High Jinks." Better business than 
for some time. 

mgr.). — "Diplomacy." Large and fashionable 
audiences throughout week. 

AUDITORIUM (Wedgewood Nowell, mgr.). 
— Poll Players In "The Christian" do exceed- 
ingly well. Edmund Elton's last week as 
leading man here considerably aids In In- 
creasing box office receipts. 

COLONIAL (C. F. Lawrence, mgr.).— "Lit- 
tle Lost Sister." Pretty dull here. v 

GAYETY (J. C. Sutherland, mgr.).— "Wat- 
son's Orientals." Packed houses again. 

PALACE (W. L. Ballauf, mgr.).— "Ameri- 
can Beauties." Business picking up a little. 

ALBAUGH'S.— "Thirty Leagues Under the 
Sea" In pictures. Fair attendances for sec- 
ond week. 

At a recent meeting of the Theatrical Me- 
chanical Association of Baltimore, the follow- 
ing officers were elected for the coming year : 
Frank Cavanaugh. president; William E. 
Myers, vice-president; Michael Fitzgerald, 
financial secretary, and George Butterworth, 
chairman of the board of trustees. 



TRCK (John R. Olsher, mgr.).— "The Story 
of the Rosary," first time here, packed house 
at each performance. Gigantic production, 
good cast. Advance sale heavy. Next, "The 
Third Party." 

STAR (P. C. Cornell, mgr.). — Mrs. Patrick 
Campbell and complete London company 
opened Monday In "Pygmalion." Audience 
small and little appreciation shown for the 
efforts put forth by an excellent cast. Will 
fall way short of receipts brought last week 
by Julian Eltlnge. 4-6, Marie Cahlll and 
Richard Carle in "Ninety in the Shade;" 7-9, 
"The Little Cafe." 

GAYETY (J. M. Ward, mgr.). — "Follies of 
the Day," opened big. Brilliant offering in 
high grade burlesque. Big improvement over 
1014 show. Ren Welch brings his new show 
to the Gayety next week. 

MAJESTIC (John Laughlin, mgr.).— Steal- 
ing away from the dramatic policy In vogue 
here for the past few weeks, "September 
Morn," a delightful musical comedy, opened 
a week's engagement and played to packed 
houses throughout first of week. The attrac- 
tion comes from Chicago. There is plenty of 
comedy, in which Frank Minor, of burlesque 
fame, is starring. Pretty girls, clever dancers, 
elaborate costumes and scenic effects help 
considerable In putting the attraction over 
effectively. The production should do well 
on this, its first eastern invasion. Next, "Lit- 
tle Lost Sister." 

SHEAS (Henry J. Carr, mgr.; agt., U. B. 
O.).— "Trlxie Friganza." always a delight 
here, humorously headlines this week's bill. 
Trlxie scores a hi* hit and ably supports 
an otherwise poor collection of acts. Fisher 
and Green, In "The Partners." do well ; Mil- 
ton Pollock and Co., are hilled heavily, but 
live up to the position with effort • Hawthorn 
and Inglls, fair; Oeo. N. Brown, novelty; 
Roxy La Rocca, entertains; the Gardner 
Trio, usual ; Alpine Troupe, sensational fea- 
ture; pictures close. 

STRAND (Harold Edel, mgr). "The 
Thief." first half; "The Tigress," last half, 
In picture. Drawing good. 

OLYMPIC (Charles W. Denzlnger. mgr. ; 
agt.. Sun). — This centrally located vaudeville 
house enjoys capacity business. "The Candy 
Store Girls," seven In all, headline this 
week's bill In song and dance; Mi/pah Sel- 
hlnl Is a elever entertainer ; the Four Aerial 
Stars, feature In sensntlonal aerial act ; Pier- 
son and Garfield, are good In comedy and 
song; Jean and Kleber, fair. 

HIPPODROME (Henry Marcm. mgr.). 
Mary Plckford. in "Cinderella." runs all 
week. Jan. 4. Marie Dressier In "Tlllle'H 
Punctured Nightmare." Puslness hut fair. 
Some rumor of change In policy. 

ACADEMY (Jules Mlchales, mgr.; agt, 
Loew). — Ten acts appearing three times 
daily comprise this week's offering at the 
only Loew house In the city. June Roberts 
and Co., score a big hit; Deland Carr and 
Co., get over with equally as great a hit In 
Mack to Buffnlo;" the Coalminers Quartette, 
is good; Cahlll and Terrlll, fair; Jack Alt- 
ken, is welcomed : Domino and Keno, ap- 
plause ; Clemenzo Bros., please ; West and 
Talt. entertain. "After Thirty Years" and 
"The Great Mystery" are shown In picture. 
Business Rood. 

REGENT (O. S. Schlesinger, mgr.).— First 
run movies, regardless of every effort, are 
failing. Ensy access to uptown theatres draw 
from patronage, which earlier favored this 
picture house. Special music being fea- 
tured in effort to revive business. 

GARDEN (W. O. Graham, mgr.). — "Tango 

PLAZA (Jacob Roslnsr, mgr. ; agts., Mc- 
Mahon & Dee). — Sandor Bros., clever; Frances 
Olrard, pleased \ Picnic Days, scored ; Old 
Town Four, featured ; The Valadons. sensa- 
Itonal Florence Hughes, hit pictures con- 

E. L. Human, former manager of the Grif- 
fin agency here, Is managing the Sun movie 
theatre out Broadway. 

The Elk, new picture house, erected at 
Smith and Elk streets, opened New Year's. 
William RoBencrantz. proprietor, will manage 
the house. 

Buffalo's annual Automobile Show will be 
held the week of Jan. 25. 

"The Foot of Princess Hermonthls." a fan- 
tasy written hv Herbert M. Dawley, Buffalo 
sculptor, was reeentlv produced before an au- 
dience of friends with great success. Four 
persons appear In the play, which Is of 
weird EVvptlan origin and will doubtless be 
heard little of. 

"The Sattler," new Broadway theatre, one 
of the finest movie houses in Buffalo, will 
open Saturdav, 2". Seats 12,000. Modern In 
every respect. Prof. J. E. Nichol, for 12 
vear's with the Abom Opera Company, will 
lead selected orchestra. J. Rand will manage 
the house. 

Tt Is rumored Al 8herry. former manager 
of Shea's Hipp., will open a booking agency 
here soon. 



KEITH'S (Robert O. Larsen. mgr; agt. 
U. B. O.). — Ideal bill for a Boston audlen 
opening well and cleverly «gaade up- H«*a1- 
llners were Lew Dockstad* >• Henrv K. Dlxay 
nnd "The Lawn Party," wit 7t111ara J. Doo- 
ley. This last act was an es -# elallv agreeai«i.' 
surprise, having been enlar» t - i „ i.l needed 
DO since Its Inst appearance h#»r- - * foupV?' ( 
of years ago. Claudius and Bcarlet " r * 

to closing and carried the house by'^'to 
Lupita Perea, a circus single, closed, holding 
the crowd unusually well, and tbe opener 
were Mario and Duffy, eccentric gymnasts, 
fair ; Those Four Entertainers, good ; How- 
ard, ventriloquist, good : and Juliet, first time 
here ns U. B. O. act, did very well. 

PARK (Joseph Roth, mgr.).— Pictures go- 
ing satisfactorily. 

LOEWS ST. JAMES (William Lovey, 
mgr.). — Vaudeville nnd nlctures. Excellent. 

LOEWS ORPHEUM (V. J. Morris, mgr.).— 
Vaudeville. Packed. 

LOEWS GT OBE (Frank Meagher, mgr.).— 
Vaudeville. Fair. 

BIJOU (Harry Gustln, mgr.; agt, U. B. O.). 
Vaudeville. Excellent. 

BOWDOIN (Al 8omerbee. mgr.; agt., IT. B. 
().). — Small time acts featured In a bear of 
an advertising campaign. Practical ca- 

BOSTON (Frank Ferguson, mgr.). — Feature 
11 im. Fair. 

BOSTON O. H. (Henry .Tewett. mgr.).— 
Opens New Year's night with Shakespearean 
Rep. nt no-cent top. "As You Like It." first. 
CASTLE SQUARE (John Craig, mgr.).— 
Stock. Second and last week of "Snow White" 
nnd the "Seven Dwarfs" with Mary Young. 
Opened poor nnd closing strong. Harvard 
prize nlav next week. 

TREMONT TEMPLE (Frank Stern, mgr.). 
Dltmar's Animal Pictures ; third week, fair 

PLYMOUTH (Fred Wright, mgr.).- Cyril 
Maude In "Grumpy.' seventh week, excellent 
downstairs business. 

TORT (John "Eddy" Tort. mgr.). 17th 
week of "Peg" with Florence Martin. No 
sign of closing. 

mLONIAL (CharleH J, Rkh, mrr.).— "The 
(IIH Fr >m Utah." third week, excellent husl- 
iic-K with no musical production opposing. 

TlfH US (fharles J. Rich. mgr). Last 
week of Ann Murdock In "The Beautiful Ad- 
venture." Fair. 

WIUM-R <K. I). Smith, mgr). "A Pair 
<il Slv.v in for n run, opening Monday night 
i«> < x'cllmt house. 

MVIESTIC (E. I). Smith, mgr.). Robert 
Muntill In "King John" open" I Monday to 
r.ilr hous" Mooked for two weeks In Shake- 

>| renri Rep. 

Siiri'FRT (E. T). Smith, mgr). "Pina- 
fore." hist week, to fair business. Character- 


New York City, Dec. 24, 1914. 
Dear Sir * 

This is to certify that you played HAMMERSTEIN'S VICTORIA THEATRE and* certainly made good. 

Yours very truly, L- ^D N E Y^ HASKELL. Manager. 









Representative, PAT CASEY 


All Communications care 
VARIETY. New York 






and DINUS 

Acrobatic Eccentric Novelty Dancing 



Freddy James 

The Missing Juggler, But Some Monologist 
Working the LOEW CIRCUIT 

Direction, BARNEY A. MYERS 

ons - Cullum 



Direction, B. A. MYERS 



Management, BARNEY A. MYERS 



Gwynne and Gossett 




Working 52 Weeks in the Year 
Management, BARNEY A. MYERS 


Just finished a SUCCESSFUL SEA- 
SON over the SEGUIN TOUR, 
White Rats Club, New York. 





Fields and Lewis are as vital to a 
vaudeville program as Sothern 
and Marlowe are to Shakespeare. 



tsed hare as wonderful production wttfc 
mediocre caBt. 

TREMONT (John B. Schoeflel, mgr.).— 
IJBeven Keys" opened Monday to big houeo 
Mr log to Innovation of Preaa Club night. 
Booked for six weeks with seventh week held 

»en on "spec." 

CASINO (Charles Waldron, mfr. ) .—"Girls 

rom Happy land." Good. 

GAIETY (George Batcheller, mfr.). — "Lon- 

jn Belles." Excellent. 

GRAND OPERA (George Lothrop, mgr.). — 
Iva Mull and "Follies of 1020." Pair. 

HOWARD (George Lothrop. mgr.). — "Monte 

Sarlo Girls." with "Rabbit" Maranvllle of 
raves heading house bill. Capacity. 
.NATIONAL (Nat Burgess, mgr.; agt, U. 
0.). — Being tried out as a last resort un- 
r a pop vaudeville policy with 15-cent top. 

The Park put over a winner this week In 
local movies of Mayor Curley. They set a 

>lant" In the form of a ragged attired em- 
ioyee who panhandled two bits from the 
layor the day before Christmas and he dug 

>wn for the coin and passed It across while 

£e camera was busy at work behind an 
tomoblle which had Its motor running to 
conceal the click of the machine. 



COLONIAL. (Robert McLaughlin, mgr.).— 
Do Wolff Hopper and Gilbert 4 Sullivan Opera 
Co. Big business. 

OPERA HOUSE (George Gardiner, mgr.).— 
Tbe Dummy." Delightful good houses. 

HIPPODROME (Harry Daniels, mgr.).— 
Bounding Patterson, good opening ; Nat Wills, 
very funny ; Lee ft Cranston, good ; Coakley, 
Hanvey ft Dunlevy, applause ; Arthur Prince, 
good ; Claire Rochester, applause ; "The Green 
Beetle," entertaining ; Little Nap, good. 

MILES (G. J. Gallagher, mgr.; agt., Loew.). 
— "A Japanese Prince," tabloid comic opera, 
good headllner ; Sandy Shaw, applause ; Rose 
and Moon, very good ; Four Herculano Sisters, 
applause ; Andy Rice, funny ; Brlerre and 
King, very good. 

PRISCILLA (Proctor Seas, mgr.). — "Seven 
White Black Birds," good headliners; Four 
Flying Valentines, good : Restlvo, applause ; 
Alvarado's Goats, fair; Williams and Sterling, 
applause ; Thos. Keogh A Ruth Francis, good ; 
Rose Melville, good. 

GORDON SQUARE (Harry Durocher, mgr.). 
—'The King of the Movies," good comedy ; 
Francis B. Curran A Co., good ; Wells A Fisher, 
much applause ; Hsnter A Ross, applause ; 
Lew Jarvls A Co., entertaining. 








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The Qreateet Cymaaste la the World 
Bookad Solid Until 1117 LOEW CIRCUIT 

OLTMPIA (O. McCandllah. mgr.).— Earl 
Jerome, good comedy ; Richard Placak, Bohe- 
mian baritone, applause ; John Burrows A Co., 
entertaining sketch ; Cavanaugb A Shaw, much 
applause ; Harvey Basket Ball Trio on Wheels, 

METROPOLITAN (Fred Johnson, mgr.).— 
Buckley-Halllday Players In "The Ghost 
Breakers." A hit. 

GRAND (C. J. Kltti, mgr.).— "Wedded But 
No Wife." Good business. 

CLEVELAND (Harry Zucker, mgr.).— 
Holden Players In "Cinderella." 

STAR (C. J. Klttz. mgr.).— Big business. 

EMPIRE (Bert McPhall, mgr.).— "Follies 
of Pleasure." Big business. 

STAR (C. J. Klttz, mgr.).— 'The Globe 
Trotters." Doing very good business. 

Charles Dempsey has been succeeded as 
manager of the Miles theatre by O. J. Gal- 
lagher, formerly with the Miles hippodrome at 

Manager McCandllah is now playing vaude- 
ville at the Olympla, Fifty-fifth and Broad- 

The Hippodrome, for the first time, had two 
shows New Year's Eve. 



GRAND (John Havlln and Theo. Ay 1 ward, 
mgrs. ; agt. K. and E.). — "Every Woman ;" 
4, Mrs. Patrick Campbell. 

LYRIC (C. Hubert Heuck, mgr. ; agt., Shu- 
bert).— "A Pair of Sixes;" 3, !'Hlgh Jinks." 

KEITH'S (John F. Royal, mgr.; agt, 
U. B. O.).— The Kramers; Alf. James Holt; 
Mr. and Mrs. Jack McGreevey ; Vaughan 
Glaser and Co. ; Toney and Norman ; Han 
Ping Chlen and Co. ; Primrose Four ; Vivian 
Ford and Harry Hewitt. 

EMPRESS (George A Bovyer, mgr. ; agt, 
Loew). — Karl; Nowlln and St Clair; Bennett 
Sisters ; Ethel Whiteside and Co. ; Owen Mc- 
Giveney •Rockwell and Wood. 

WALNUT (George F. Fish, mgr. ; agt., 
8.-H.). — Eugenie Blair in "A Fool There 
Was;" 8, Rose Melville in "Sis Hopkins." 

OLYMPIC (Willis F. Jackson, mgr.).— Al 
Reeves Beauty 8bow. 

STANDARD (Charlea B. Arnold, mgr. ; agt., 
Columbia No. 2).— "French Models." 

Owing to the Illness of Ethel Whiteside she 
could not appear at the Empress Sunday, but 
had recovered sufficiently to work Monday. 

The Orpheum, which failed with vaudeville 
and stock, Is making money with pictures 
under the management of Morrie Wolf son. 
brother-in-law of Ike Martin, proprietor of 
the house. 



THE BIJOU (J. H. Magoon, mgr.). — George 
Webb A Co. In "The Conspiracy." 

EMPIRE (J. H. Magoon, mgr.).— Ye Liberty. 

HAWAII (Mrs. I. Scharlln, mgr.)— Pictures. 

POPULAR (Bredhoff A Blair, mgrs.). — Mys- 
terious Jansen, Great Duncan, Jack Owens, 
Senor 8erra, Joe Reed, Mazlne Hewitt 

OPERA HOUSE (W. D. Adams, mgr.) — 
Benola, Musical Storeys, Dave and Norwood, 
Hayes and R'lves, Zeno and Mandell, Boudlnl 
Brothers, Valentine and Bell. 

A8HI (H. Bredhoff, mgr.).— The Crelghtons, 
Mabs Campbell, Carpoa Bros., Four Goldlnls, 
Bary Trio, Juno Salmo. 



SHUBERT LJRAT (J. D. Barnes, mgr.).— 
28, 20. 30, "Kitty Mac Kay ;" 1, 2. Fritz 1 Sheff 
In "Pretty Mrs. 8m lth." 

ENGLISH (Ad. F. Miller, mgr.).— 28, 20, 
80, "One Girl In a Million;" 31, 3. Photo- 

LYCEUM (Phil Brown, mgr.).— "The Call- 
ing of Dan Matthews." 

KEITH'S (Ned Hastings, mgr. • agt., U. B. 
O.). — Marz Bros.; Joe Jackson; Herman Tim- 
berg ; Jane Connelly and Co. ; Trevetts Ca- 
nines ; Nevlns and Gordon ; Flying Henrys. 

LYRIC (H. K. Burton, mgr.; agt., U. B. O.). 
—Willing, Bentley and Willing; Fred and 
Eva Mozart; Eddie Badger: Apollo Trio; 
Curtis and Hebard ; 2d half— Lloyd* Sabine 
and Co. ; 4 Society Girls ; One-string Milton ; 
Baron Lichter ; Young Namba Family. 

FAMILY (A. Harmon, mgr.; agt, Sun). — 

GAYETY (C. Cunningham, mgr. ; agt., C. T. 
B. E.). 

MAJESTIC (Edw. E. Sullivan, mgr.).- "The 
Female Drummers." 

COLUMBIA (G. E. Black, mgr.).— "Septem- 
ber Morning Glories." 




GUY PRICE, Correspondent 

ORPHEUM (Clarence Drown, mgr.. U. B. 
O.) — "Red Heads," well received ; Trovato, 
went over big ; Ellda Morris, very good ; Char- 
lie Howard and Co., pleasing; Corbett, Shep- 
herd and Donovan, remarkably good ; Elphye 
Snowdan, ordinary ; Platov and Glaser, artistic 
dancers; Three Travllloe, clever, with well- 
trained seals. 




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BEN J. FULLER, Governing 

All correspondence to National Amphitheatre, Sydney. American Booking Office Tei 
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Now booking acts for lflS Park and 
Fair Season. Sensational Acta Wanted 
Consumers Building, Chicago, 111. 

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of all performers going to Europe make their steamship arrangements through 
us. The following have: 

%V*v} /O W. C. Fields,' Chas. L. Fletcher, Ford and Wilson, Imro Fox, Fox and Fox, 

^^ Flood Bros., Gardner and Vincent, Willie Gardner. Gasch Sisters, Joseph Gole- 

man, Genaro & Theol, Gregories, Griffin and Dubois, Gilbert Gerard, Gardenia and Co. 

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Manager of High-Class Vaudeville Attractions. Artists desiring New York representation 
writ* or wire. Suite ltM-2-4, PALACE THEATRE BLDG., 15*4 Broadway, New York City. 

Phon es: 9f M 1 W¥i Bryant. 

PANTAOE8 (Carl Walker, mgr., Pantagea). 
— Week 21 : Frances Clare, Ouy Rawson and 
"girl act, fine ; New Orleans Ragtime Band, 
entertaining; Katherine McConnell and Roy 
Neymeyer, got laughs ; Roy and Anna Harrah, 
quite pleasing ; Arthur Whitlaw, good. 

EMPRESS (Harry Follette, mgr., Loew). — 
Week 21 : "Who Is She?" good ; Wardell and 
Hoyt, clever dialog ; Mathewa and Davie, 
dancers; Scotch Quartet, entertaining; Fred 
Hillenbrand, laugh; Nichols-Nelson Troupe, 
just fair. 

HIPPODROME (Lester Fountain, mgr.. 
Western States). — Slldon Bisters, very good; 
Light Opera Four, hit ; Stammer and Terrell, 
show life in singing and dancing ; Royal Stock 
Co.. pleasing ; Fourcheir, clever, Yendye, fair. 

BURBANK.— "Alias Jimmy Valentine." 

MAJE8TIC— Le Roy, Talma, Bosro and Co. 

MASON.— "The Shepherd of the Hills." 

MOROSCO— "The Rollicking Girl." 

TRINITY.— "The Life of Our Savior." 






JULES DELMAR, lookint Reeretenttiive 

• to 7 WEEKS 
Write or Wire 

Manager Moroaco Is negotiating to bring 
Lewis Stone hack to his old stamping ground 
next rummer for a brief starring engagement. 

Elmer Harris is writing a play for Walter 
Catlett, who will be starred In it under the 
Morosco banner. 


•king Agestty 
Orpheum Theatre Bldg. 

James Corrlgan and his wife (Lillian El- 
liott) have returned to their home here from 
the East for Christmas. 

FnrreHt Stanley and Selma Paley, leading 
man and woman at the Burbank, will take a 
month's vacation after tbe first of the year. 

Ruth St. Denis Is resting up at Pasadena. 
She also la rehearsing a few new dances. 

John MeCormack. his wife and babies, are 
spending the holidays hrre. 

The Orpheum celebrated Its 20th anniversary 
on New Years Eve. 

Frank Stnmmers. the stnge dlr^-tor and pro- 
ducer. Is here, and has a now play for Kolb 
and Dill. 

Florence Stone will return from Minneapolis 
within a few weeks. 


By P. G. MOltOAN. 

MAJESTIC (James A. Hlgler. mgr.; agt, 
Orph.).— Lillian Shaw, went big; Marie and 
Mary McFarland, good ; "Sergt. Uagby," ex- 
cellent ; Donltn ft McHale, entertaining; 
"Meanest Man in the World," second honors: 
Keno and Mayne, pleased ; Bosnian and Fair- 
man, fair; Blnna and Burt, landed. 

CRYSTAL (William Gray, mgr.; agt., 
I-orw). — Frank Stafford and Co, appreciated 
novelty; Wolgast and Olrlle, pleased; Smith 
and Farmer, good; Phllllpps Four, floe; Mor- 
ris and Allen, excellent. 


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ORPHEUM (William E. Mick, mgr. ; agt., 
Loew). — "Before the Roundup," big novelty; 
Ricknell and Drew, comedy honors ; Hilda 
Orth, entertaining ; Oldfield and Drew, good ; 
Sartello, excellent. 

DAVIDSON (Sherman Brown, mgr.; agt., 
Ind). 'Hanky Panky." playing nine-day en- 
gagement, ending Jan. 2. Following, first half, 
Nat Goodwin in "Never Say Die ;" last half, 
"Under Cover." 

SHUBERT (C. A. Niggemeyer, mgr.).— Shu- 
bert stock In "A Fool There Was." to ex- 
cellent business. "Damaged Goods." next. 

PABST (Ludwig Kreiss, mgr .).— Pabst 
German Theater Company In "Die Slebzehn- 
Jaehrigen," fair. "Der Ungetreue" follow*. 

GAYETY (J. W. Whitehead, mgr.).— "Rose- 
land Girls." Fair business. 

AUDITORIUM (Joseph C. Gricb, mgr.).— 
Auditorium Symphony Orchestra. 


Bjr O. M. SAMUEL. 

TULANE (T. C. Campbell, mgr.).— Maude 
Adams in "The Legend of Lenora." 

CRESCENT (T. C. Campbell, mgr ).— Percy 
Haswell stock In "Green Stockings." 

LAFAYETTE (T. C. Campbell, mgr.).— 
"Cablrla," with Don Phlllipinl and Suzanne 

DAUPHINE (Lew Rose, mgr.).— Stock bur- 

LYRIC (Robert Mansfield, mgr. ) .—Robert 
Mansfield Players In "The Prince of Liars." 

FRENCH O. H. (Emlle Durieu. mgr.).— 
Slgaldl Opera Co.. In "II Trovatore," "Rlgo- 
letto," "Un Ballo Maschera," "Travlata" and 
"La Giaconda. 

ALAMO (Will Guerlngcr, mgr.).— Vaude- 

ORPHEUM (Arthur White, mgr.).— Hen- 
rietta Crosman's beautiful peace preachment 
Illumines current program ; Two Alfreds, 
adept acrobats; Weston and Leon, appealing; 
Waldeman, Young and Jacobs, amusing 
travesty; Billy McDermott. amused the gal- 
lery ; Rooney and Bent, good Impression ; 
Kremollna and Darraa Bros., disclosed daring 
trapeze act. 

The Slgaldl Opera Company has created a 
profound Impression here, the opinion being 
vouchsafed, almost universally, that It is the 
best organization heard at the French opera 
house in years. 'Especially commendatory is 
the work of Marie dl Rocha. Emile Durieu 
is again managing the opera house. 

For advertising purposes. "Potash and 
Perlmutter" interpreters sold garments at a 
department store Friday, attracting consider- 
able attention. A number of persons turned 
out again on Saturday, somewhat mistaken In 
the belief the partners were going to do an 

Lew Rose banquetted himself, his company 
and friends In celebration of his 52d birthday 
on the stage of the Dauphine. There were 
chicken sandwiches for the choristers, who 
seemed terribly overdressed In ordinary b Bail- 
ment, and souvenirs of kosher meat candy 
for the guests. 'Twas wondrous to note the 
celerity with which the artists consumed cel- 

Newest recruit to the local picture field is 
the Southern Photo Drama Company, which 
will lease and sell features exclusively. 

Hum 1 1 ton and Delmalno Join the Dauphine 
stock shortly. Marguerite Crosby was In- 
ducted Sunday. 

H. F. Hrcnnan Is booking song hook sales- 
men In picture theatres, receiving a commis- 
sion on the gross sules. Rreiinan Is going 
to dispense with circulars and get n detec- 
tive agency to write him some follow-up let- 

The only deadheads of the opera house in 
a Georgia town were lynched Saturday night. 
Early Sunday morning the manager hung out 
a sign reading, "Free List Positively Sus- 



KEITH'S (Harry T. Jordan, mgr.: nucnt. 
I T . R. ().). No headllner of recognized draw- 
ing power this week, but despite this the 

house was filled Monday night and was en- 
tertained by a show good from top to bottom. 
The bill was given a good start by Rice, Sully 
and Scott, bar act. They were followed by 
Ford ft Truly, In "Chums in Vaudeville/" 
"Truly" is a dog, carefully trained. Well 
!lked. No. 3 held Walter Shannon and Marie 
Annis, In "A Shine Flirtation," affording an 
opportunity for comedy situations. Robins, 
"Queer Musician," hit. Evidently a foreigner, 
he is clever In imitations of musical instru- 
ments. Next came the Toyo Jap Troupe. 
acrobats, rather a choice spot for an act of 
this kind, but they proved themselves worthy. 
Whiting and Hurt were thoroughly enjoyed 
and repeated their regular hit here. Hart- 
man and Varady, dancers, while they did 
some great whirlwind acrobatic dancing, were 
not appreciated. So many good dancing 
teams have appeared here In the last few 
weeks that Hartman and Varady failed to re- 
ceive the applause due them for their efforts. 
In the headline spot was Nellie V. Nichols, 
the hit of the bill. Closing was Rolfe's 
"Lonesome Lassies." The music la tuneful 
and catchy and the girls, most pretty, are 
very well costumed. Jere Delaney, the 
straight man, was handicapped by a cold, but, 
even In spite of this fact, he does not seem 
at home In the part. Harry B. Watson, who 
takes care of the comedy end, is a fairly 
good comedian, but does not appear often. 

GLOBE (Eugene L. Perry, mgr.; agent. U. 
B. O.). — Good bill drew a capacity house Mon- 
day afternoon. The opening act was "He. 
She and a Piano." Bad spot for an act of 
this kind, and, while they worked hard and 
deserved applause, their efforts availed them 
little or nothing. Gordon Eddrldge and 
company In "Won by a Leg," the laugh 
hit of the bill. No. 3 was Tilton, a male Im- 
personator who had her audience comple- 
tely mystified throughout her appearance as 
to whether she was a man impersonating a 
woman, or a woman impersonating a man. 
Her act is decidedly good. Friend and Lesser, 
team, were well liked. Bert Levy, the artist, 
wag the applause hit of the bill. McCor- 
mlck and Irving had a refined singing and 
talking act. one of the best seen at this house 
for some time. Mayo and Tully, with songs, 
were well liked. Treat's Seals, closing the 
show, held them in. 

NIXON.— Yvette, C. H. O'Donnell. Doc 
O'Neill, "Cheyenne Days." Leonard and 
Dempsey. Sig. Franz Troupe. 

KEYSTONE.— "Streets of Philadelphia," 
Carson and Wlllard, Carl Statzer and Co.. 
King Quartet, Dolly and Mack, The Great 

WILLIAM PENN. — "Lunatic Bakers." 
James Thompson and C!o.. Courtney Sisters, 
Van and Schenck, Burlela Patterson, Two 
Wroe P/uds. 

GRAND. — Makarenka Troupe. Howard and 
Chase, Jessie Standlsh. Haney and Long, 
Perolt and Scofleld, George Nagel and Co. 

FORREST.— "Ben Hur" Is doing fairly 
well. Two weeks more. 

ADELPHI— Jose Collins in "Suzl" doing 
very well. Indefinite stay. 

LYRIC. — Emma Trentlnl and Clifton Craw- 
ford In "The Peasant Girl" seemed to have 
a hit and doing well considering conditions. 

Roth of these houses, which are Shubertb' 
and next to one another, are both playing 
musical comedies, for the first time. 

BROAD. -Bllllo Rurke In "Jerry." 

GARRICK. — "Potash and Perlmutter," 
seventh week, still going good. 

LITTLE THEATRE. "The Critic." Resi- 
dent company. 

WALNUT.— Chnuncev Oleott. Rig business. 

CHESTNUT ST. O. II.- War pictures. 
Drawing big house. 

ORPHEUM— "Within the Law." 

AMERICAN— "Madame Sherry." Stock. 

PALACE— Vaudeville. 

VICTORIA.— Vaudeville. 

EMPRESS. -Vaudeville. 

EMPIRE.— "The Ginger Girls." 

r-ASTNO— Rllly Watson Show. 

GAYETY.— "Reautv, Youth and Folly." 

TROCADERO.— "The Girls from the Fol- 
1 its." Packed houses Mondnv. 

DUMONT'S.— Stock minstrel in local bur- 



GR\\*n (IFirrv Davis, mgr.; agent. U. R 
n ) Eddie Foy & Co.. big hit; Rcrthn 
CrMghton .""o., scored : The Magleys, good 
opener; Brcant Hayes, excellent; The Lang- 

dons, laugh ; Holmes Travelette, good ; Girl 
from Milwaukee, in favor; Fields ft Lewis, 
laugh ; Takazawa Japs, fair. 

MILES (Harry Wood, mgr.; agent, Locw). 
— Klass ft Bernle, hit: Grace Emmett ft Co., 
scored; Stewart ft Dakln, excellent, but need 
more rehearsal ; Hanlon ft Hanlon, good 
opener ; LeMalre ft Dawson, laugh ; Ger- 
trude Barnes, hit. 

HARRIS (C. R. Buchhelt, mgr.; agent, U 
B. O.).— Capt Jack Augur ft Co., hit; Hugh 
Cameron ft Co., scored ; Catherine Chaloner 
ft Co., very good ; Gibson ft Dye, encored ; 
Mildred ft Ruth pleased ; Gordon & Kinky, 
good ; Sadie Fondeller, good. 

SHERIDAN SQUARE (Charles Dempsey, 
mgr.). — Chung Hwa Four, headline, scored; 
Frank Milton ft DeLong Sisters, scored ; Tie- 
Dor's Trained Seals, pleased ; Arthur Houston 
ft la., applauded ; Zlnka Panna, unique ; Lee 
Borth, laugh. 

NIXON (Thos. Kirk, mgr.).— "The Little 
Cafe" drew full house, which applauded offer- 
ing despite lack of stars. 4, Margaret Ang- 

ALVIN (J. B. Reynolds, mgr.).— "The Pass- 
ing Show" threatens to break records. Open- 
ed Xmas. 4, "Too Many Cooks." 

LYCEUM (Charles Wilson, mgr.).— Hap 
Ward in "A Fool, His Money and Girl," drew 
well. 4, "Within the Law." 

SCHENLEY (Harry Davis, mgr.; stock). 
— First attempt by company of musical com- 
edy, "The Gingerbread Man," success. Good 

GAYETY (Henry Kurtzman. mgr.).— "Gay 
New Yorkers." 

VICTORIA (George Gallagher. mgr.).— 
"Trans-Atlantic Burlesquers." Pretty good 

ACADEMY (Harry J. Smith, mgr.).— "Mid- 
night Maids," first time here, well liked by 
fair house. 

For the first time in Its history, the Gjand 
will give a midnight performance New Year's 
Eve. The Academy wil give one and at the 
Miles the Theatrical Men's Association will 
give a show with acts donated by the pro- 

The Socialist party has again begun giv- 
ing picture shows in connection with Its 
Sunday mass meetings in the Lyceum. 

The Harris theatre is celebrating Its fourth 
annl-ersary this week. 


By B. E. AX SON. 

HEILIG (W. T. Pangel, mgr.).— "The Auc- 
tioneer." 28-2. 

BAKER (Geo. L. naker, Mgr.).— "Rejuve- 
nation of Aunt Mary." 3-D. 

ORPHEUM (T. R. Conlon. mgr.).— Week 21 : 
Leo Zarrell & Co., good ; Hal ft Frances, fine ; 
Kolb ft Harland, pleased ; Bell Family, head- 
liners ; McKay ft Ardlne, good ; Avon Comedy 
Four, hit ; Alexander Brothers, good ; good 

LOEW'S EMPRESS (W. H. Prlrong, mgr). 
— Week 21: Landry Brothers, good; Rouble 
Sims, pleased ; Delmore ft Light, passed ; "One 
Good Turn," well acted ; Claud ft Marion Cleve- 
land, hit; Edwin Ford A Co., closed. 

LYRIC (Dan Flood, mgr.).— Stock. 



HIPPODROME (Harry Earl, mgr.; agent, 
Loew).- -Stewart Sisters & Escortes, Four 
Avolos. Messes Cockatoos, Edwards Broth- 
ers, Anderson & Goines. Elsie Gilbert, Blanche 
Sloan. Rurke * Harris. The Hippodrome has 
taken on new life since Loew commenced to 

GRAND (Harrv Wallace, mgr.).— Dewey ft 
Rodgers, DeMarela's Animals, Mnrle Stoddard, 
Dow & Dow, Amedlo, Van ft Bell, Dyer ft 

COLUMBIA (Horry Ruckley. mgr.).— Chlng 
Ling Foo, Grace La Rue, Natalie ft Ferrari 
Dolan * Lenharr. Willa Holt Wakefield. Ma- 
rie & Rllly Hart. Burkhart & White, Miller 
ft Lylcs. 

OLYMPIC (Walter Sanford, mgr.).— Robe 
Stahl in "Perfect Lady." Rig sale announced. 

SHUBERT (Melville Stoltz, mgr.).— "A 
Pair of Sixes." Sole good. 

AMERICAN (Harry Wallace, mgr.).— 

PRINCESS (Joe Walsh, mgr.).— Watson 
Sisters burlesque. 

STANDARD.— Fay Foster burlesque. 

GAYETY. — Burlesque. 

STRAND.— Pictures. 

GRAND CENTRAL.— Pictures. 

SHENANDOAH.— "Officer 666," Marlon 
Ruekert leading (stock). 

PARK— "The Tenderfoot," Roger Gray 
lending (stock). 

VICTORIA.— German stock. 

GARRICK.— Pictures. 


By C. J. ii r:\n.\M. 

ORPHEUM (E. C. Burroughs, mgr.).— 
The Act Beautiful; Ida Dlvinoff ; Fredrika 
Slemons and Co.; Havlland and Thornton; 
Steveni and Marshall; Hlnes and Fox; W. 
Horelik Ensemble; pictures. 

EMPRESS (Gus S. Greening, mgr.).— Ye 
Olde Tyme Hallowe'en ; Crawford and Bro- 
derlck ; Tom Mahoney ; Brgotti and Lillipu- 
tians ; Juggling DeLisle ; pictures. 

NEW PRINCESS (Bert Goldman, mgr.).— 
Le Vine Cimeron Trio ; Mattie Choate and 
Co.; Earnie Forest; Smith and Pullman; 
pictures ; 2d half — Banda Rosa and three 
other acts. 

STAR (J. P. Kirk, mgr.).— "Rosey Posey 


Bt J\MR* R. ROYCm. 

AUDITORIUM (Weaver ft York, mgrs. ; 
agt., N. W. T. A.).— 20-24. "The Master 
Mind;" 23-20. "September Morn;" 27-2, 
"Get Rich Quick Walllngford." 

LOEW'S (Joseph Muller. mgr.; agt, direct). 
—Week 20, "Lea Casados," poor comedy 
hurts ; Ward Sisters, big card ; Ed. Cleve, 
entertaining; "The Toll Bridge," well done; 
Sampson ft Douglas, lively; Russell's min- 
strels, singing liked. 

PANTAOES (E, Clarke Walker, mgr.; agt., 
direct).— Week 20, Guadelupe, gets away 
nicely; Payne ft Nesbit, dainty act; H. Guy 
Woodward and Co., big winner; Fred Du- 
prez. a bit : Tnl Plen Troupe, drawing card. 

SPOKANE (Sam W. B. Conn, mgr.; agt.. 
Fisher).— Week 20. first half— Byrd's Ha- 
waiian^. George Harrison, the Essells ; sec- 
ond half— Pauline Joseph, McConnell ft Aus- 
tin, Bob Roberts. 

Approximately $150 was raised at the bene- 
fit given by the Baker Players at the Audi- 
torium for the Good Fellows. 



ROYAL ALEXANDRA (L. Solman. mgr.).- 
"Thlngs That Count." opened well. 4, GII- 
bert and Sullivan Opera. 

PRINCESS (O. B. Sheppard, mgr.).— 
"Chocolate Soldier," reporting former success. 
4. Annie Russell. 

GRAND (A. J. Small, mgr.).— "Fine 
Feathers." 4, Fiske O'Hara. 

SHEA'S (J. Shea, mgr.; agt., U. B. 0.).— 
Adelaide Hughes, scored : Willie Brothers, 
sensational; Tom Lewis and Co., excellent; 
Julia Curtis, unique; Sid Baxter, novel; 
Misses Campbell, clever; Jackson and Mc- 
Laren. Interested. 

mgr.). — Texas Tommy Dancers, hit; Water- 
bury Bros, and Tenny. pleasing; Mason and 
Murray, entertaining; Billy Klncald, encored; 
Sherman, Van and Hyman, good ; Between 
Turns, amusing; Ward and Faye, pleased; 
Mile. Busse's Dogs, sagacious. 

mgr.; agt., U. B. O.). — Violin Beauties, went 
big; Dare Austin and Co., well received; 
Harry and Augusta Turpin, pleased ; Hill and 
Ankurmnn. good: Raymond and Holder, hit; 
Snnntn Cum, novel ; "Ready Money," with 
Edward Alleles. M.P., held interest. 

MAJESTIC (Peter F. Griffin, mgr.; agt, 
Griffin). Manhattan Tahlold Co. In "The New 
Proprietor;" Billy B. Barnes, Nellie Sutton, 
Mack r»nd Scheftclls. John and Eva Brady, 
Bert Kenney. 

GAYETY (T. R. Henry, mgr.).— Ben Welch 
and Ills New Show. 4, Bowery Burlesquers. 

STAR (Kean F. Pierce, mgr.).— The Auto 
Girls. 4, The Garden of Girls. 

A new play In four acts entitled "The Other 
Woman." written by Ray Levlnsky of thU 
city, will be presented under the auspices 
of a local political league at Massey Hall 7. 


A Merry Xmai and a Happy New Year to all 
of you If you haven't had one so far. 

Expect you enow booetera will got pretty 
■sad whan wo mention that wo hove just fin- 
ished a nice game of coif. What? BlimvH! 
What a driiiiv vvveeeo. Nearly broke a window. 

Of couroe wo all know how hard it is to pick 
a flea off a doc's back with a boxing- glove, but 

did you ever try to drive off the too with a 
hail on your nock? No? Well, try it. The one 
an Varden's mock at present kospo him busy 

thinking of days gone by when ho waa human 
like the root of us. 

That envelope on Saturday night is about the 
only thing over here that reminds that the 
country is at war. But it's a great reminder. 

Nothingtoputhoroly Yours, 

Virion, Perry and Wilber 




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Libretto by Walter MacNamara 

Music and Lyric by WALTER L, ROSENBERG 





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Pretty Girls 
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wlllard's a marvel, a vaudeville prize, 
Into the air watch him gradually rise, 
Longer and longer he grows while you look, 
Like things we read of in some fairy book, 
All who behold him in wonderment gaze, 
Rises on high, yet no effort displays, 
Daresay hell grow till the end of his days. 

Vol. XXXVII. No. 6. 





Son of Famous Father Comes Into His Inheritance, and Will 

Take Active Interest in Theatricals. Planning New 

Hippodromes for Boston and Providence. 

Boston, Jan. 8. 

A. Paul Keith, the wealthiest young 

theatrical manager in the world, has 

had the inheritance left by his famous 

showman-father, B. F. Keith, turned 

over to him. A. Paul was the sole heir 

and received the residue of the estate, 
that was wholly settled early in the 
week, shortly after A. Paul had reached 
his 40th birthday anniversary. 

The two events mark the advent of a 
strong new factor in theatrical busi- 
ness, particularly vaudeville and mo- 
tion pictures. While A. Paul has wide 
experience in the show business, 
gained under the tutelage of his 
father and Edward F. Albee, the 
younger Keith has left the operation 
of the immense Keith vaudeville Cir- 
cuit to Mr. Albee, although often con- 
sulted in the past by the latter and his 
late father. 

Now it seems from reliable sources 
V Paul is going out on his own, with 
probably Mr. Albee interested in his 
future ventures, as both men are joint- 
ly concerned in the many Keith houses. 
The first of A. Paul's individual enter- 
prizes will be the erection of two Hip- 
podromes, each seating not less than 
2,800, one to be in Boston and the 
other in Providence. The Hips will be 
devoted to high grade vaudeville at 
popular prices. It is said that admis- 
sion scale will not exceed 25 cents, top. 

The Boston house will be on a site 
on Scollay square that A. Paul controls. 
The Providence plot is already a Keith 
property. Building operations are to 
commence almost immediately and 
will be under the direct supervision of 
Mr. Keith. 

Along the same line and policy, it is 
said A. Paul will put up Hippodromes 
(f large capacity for big vaudeville at 
low prices in every available city where 
ho and Mr. Albee believe a field ex- 
ist. The Keith end of vaudeville, as 
represented by the United Booking 

Offices of New York, controls the first 
class vaudeville at the big time prices 
in all cities east of a specific line 
drawn through Chicago. Through af- 
filiation with the Orpheum Circuit in 
the West, they practically encompass 
the United States and Canada. 

B. F. Keith was the founder of the 
present day vaudeville business. At 
his death last spring he left an estate 
that included numberless properties. 
No positive statement of the total 
amount was made, but showmen say 
that the Keith wealth was between 
$25,000,000 and $30,000,000. 


Norah Bayes has canceled $33,000 
worth of vaudeville engagements, simp- 
ly because the managers would not 
agree to a raise of $75 weekly in her 

Miss Bayes was routed until the end 
of May at $1,500 a week, less the book- 
ing agency's commission of 5 per cent. 
Norah did not wish to pay the booking 
agency 5 per cent., especially as she 
thought one or more of the several pro- 
ducers about to launch revues on 
Broadway would call for her services. 
Miss Bayes informed the vaudeville 
managers her time was canceled unlets 
the salary was raised to $1,575 a week. 

This the managers refused to do. 
Meanwhile Miss Bayes had received no 
offer for a revue. Unless she recalls her 
notice of cancellation the present en- 
gamement at Keith's, Indianapolis, will 
be her final big time week. Next week 
Norah was to have been at Keith's, 

When Miss Bayes started her vaude- 
ville season in the early fall, she car- 
ried a trained nurse and was under the 
constant care of a physician. Both have 
been dispensed with, through the singer 
gaining rapidly in health, although Miss 
Bayes is said to give Christian Science 
quite some credit for her improved 
physical cor dition. 


Chicago, Jan. 7. 

Several of the principal figures in the 
Marcus Loew Circuit and its affiliations 
are in Chicago today. They have been 
coming in since yesterday morning. 

In the crowd are Messrs. Loew, Zu- 
kor, Cohn, Jones and Schaefer. 

It is said the people mentioned will 
proceed to Seattle, where they will 
meet John W. Considine, to hold a 
conference that will intimately concern 
the former Sullivan-Considine theatres 
in the middle and far west, now operat- 
ed by Loew. 

* - 

Marcus Loew left New York Tues- 
day for a tour of the Loew western 
circuit, formerly the Sullivan-Consi- 
dine houses. He will be gone about 
four weeks. 

Before leaving, Mr. Loew said noth- 
ing of importance was connected with 
his trip, that it was merely one of 

On the *ame train were Joe Schenck 
and Irving Berlin, who have gone to 
one of the Indiana resorts for a couple 
of weeks' rest. 


St. Louis, Jan. 6. 
"Joseph and His Brethren," playing 
here this week, will end its tour Satur- 
day. The closing is under the order 
of the receiver for Liebler & Co. He 
has arranged to return the company to 
New York by way of the Lehigh 


The manuscript of Graham Moffat's 
newest play was received irr New York 
by Walter Hast this week. The new 
show is entitled "The Hooking of 
Sandy" and will be played in this coun- 
try later in the year by Mr. Moffat's 
entire family. 

There are eight of the Moffats in 


Gus Hill has obtained the producing 
rights to William Anthony McGuire's 
"It's a Long Way to Tipperary," and 
plans to have the first company out 
by Feb. 1. It will be a war play. 

If you don't advartiso la VARIETY, 
don't odvsrtlM. 


A story says M. Reis may shortly re- 
take the circuit named after him and 
which was disposed of last summer to 
a closed group, including Joe Engel 
and S. Morton Cohn. 

A picture policy was placed in nearly 
all the Reis houses, but it has returned 
no profit. Reis received about $10,- 
000 for the transfer of the leases. Most 
of the houses are in western Pennsyl- 
vania and upper New York state. It 
is not known what plans Mr. Reis has 
in mind for the circuit, it if returns to 


From advance reports of possible 
testimony in the Deane vs. Deane di- 
vorce suit and the action Mrs. Deane 
has started asking the court to grant 
her damages from Fanny Ward for 
alienation of her husband's affections, 
i* seems likely that there will be a very 
interesting scandal aired of more than 
passing interest to theatricals. 

One of the women who will testify 
ip said to have been known at one time 
in New York's Tenderloin as "The 
Diamond Queen." A very well known 
comedian is also mentioned as likely 
to receive undesirable publicity in con- 
nection with the trial. 


Kmma Calve is reported on the 
water, coming toward New York. 
Vaudeville is waiting for her arrival, 
according to report. Grand opera 
holds nothing for the diva just now, 
and with Carl Jorn, the Metropolitan 
star, "getting over" on the Palace vau- 
deville program this week, it looks like 
an operatic wave, if Calve consents to 
a twice daily engagement. 

Mr. Jorn is understood to be asking 
$1,500 weekly for further big time 


The Hearst-Selig Pictorial Weekly, 
or whatever it is called, is getting the 
kibosh placed upon it in vaudeville 
theatres as being too slothful. 

One Broadway theatre threw the 
service out last week, replacing it with 
another weekly, giving the reason for 
the expulsion that what the H.-S. re- 
view displayed had been forgotten be- 
fore it reached the sheet. 



Managers Juggling Houses to Suit Best Convenience for Ad- 
vantage in Co-operative Plan of Halls and Artists — Latter'* 
Organization Giving No Attention — Leading Artists' 
Representative Said to Have Protected Himself. 

London, Jan (>. 

The attitude of the Variety Artists' 
Federation toward the operation of the 
co-operative plan of managers sharing 
with artists on a percentage basis, is 
singularly apathetic in view of a very 
common complaint that the acts are 
obliged to play the poor paying hall 
on the percentage basis, which nets 
them much less than their regular sal- 
ary, but when the opportunity hap- 
pens for a house to give a bonus prac- 
tically by the same system, over the 
amount of the regular salary, the man- 
agement finds some means to defeat 

This happened last week in a hall of 
the Variety Controlling Co., at Brigh- 
ton. The artists would have realized 
handsomely had the Controlling Co. 
not let that house for the week. The 
artists received their full salary through 
this maneuver, losing what would have 
been a large bonus for each, had the 
gross receipts been divided according 
to original understanding. 

It is being reported that a very 
prominent man on this side connected 
with the artists in a representative 
capacity has been practically gagged 
as far as decisive action for the actors' 
protection is concerned, through look- 
ing out for himself along the line of 


London, Jan. 6. 

At the Strand Saturday "Mistress 
Wilful" was given a hearing. It is a 
costume play, with old-fashioned ro- 
mance of restoration days. 

The piece has small chance of suc- 
cess. Julia Neilson and Fred Terry 
did excellently in it 


London, Jan. 6. 
It is settled that Alfred Butt's new 
hall in Paris, now in course of con- 
struction, will open before the end of 
this year. 


London, Jan. 6. 

Success does make quite a difference 
in one's point of view. Take, for in- 
stance, Alfred deCourville's production 
of "Business as Usual" at the Hippo- 
drome. During rehearsals deCourville 
was interviewed by one of London's big 
dailies and said, among other things, 
that he didn't believe any theatrical pro- 
duction was good enough to command 
$2.50 a seat in these troublous times 
and that he, for one, would reduce the 
Hippodrome prices during the run of 
the then forthcoming presentation. 

But "Business as Usual" turned out 
to be so big a hit that on two succes- 
sive Saturday nights it broke the record 

of the house, despite the utilization of 
considerable orchestra space with the 
now permanent runway. On these two 
occasions the box office takings hov- 
ered around $2,200. 

On or about Jan. 9 deCourville will 
sail for America, accompanied by Harry 
Hall, the Hippodrome stage managci. 
The exact object of his trip, and the. 
taking with him of Hall, are more or 
less shrouded in mystery. 


London, Jan. 6. 

The Pavilion Monday had the debut 
as a team of Harry Piker (erstwhile 
dancing companion to Gaby Delsys) 
and Teddy Gerard, an American girl 
whom Joe Raymond of Times square 
will recall. 

Each was very nervous at the pre- 
miere, and could not be judged for a 
performance. Miss Gerard wore some 
startling gowns, what there was of 
them. They were without waists, with 
only girdles and shoulder straps. 

Gaby was in an upper box during the 
turn. She applauded from the opening 
until the ending of it, without cessation. 


London, Jan. 6. 

It has developed that H. B. Mari- 
nelli, Ltd., has the right to three more 
appeals on the revocation of its Lon- 
don agency license, until the matter 
reaches the House of Lords. 

This may take years, and meanwhile 
the Marinelli agency will carry on its 
regular business, the appeals acting as 


London, Jan. 6. 
DeVries' "Detective Spy," a sketch 
on "Secret Service," caries in it a very 
poor imitation of Sherlock Holmes, and 
the piece is a failure. It was put on 
at the Pavilion Monday. 


London, Jan. 6. 
Seymour Hicks returned from 
France with pneumonia. He was so 
ill his removal from the boat could 
not be undertaken, and Hicks is now 
delirious in the fever. 


London, Jan. 6. 
Richard Warner died here Dec. 31 
of pneumonia, aged 59. He was a well 
known English agent. 

Joe Coyne Sailing? 

London, Jan. 6. 
A cable received from Joe Coyne 
from New York says he is sailing from 
there today. 


London, Dec. 30. 

Sir Herbert Tree's production of 
"David Copperfield" opened at His 
Majesty's Dec. 26 and was a big suc- 
cess. Tree scored a huge personal hit 
in the dual roles of Micawber and 

In the company are: Sir Herbert 
Tree, Owen Nares, Basil Gill, Deering 
Wells, Charles Quartermaine, Herbert 
Tree, Frederick Rose, Nigel Playfair, 
Evelyn Millard, Jessie Winter, Agnes 
Thomas, Sydney Fairbrother, Mary 
Brough, Ada King. 


London, Jan. 6. 

Oswald Stoll is now issuing a war 
contract in order that it will have no 
bearing on future salaries after the war 
is over. , 

Immediately following the war dec- 
laration Charles Gulliver, managing di- 
rector of the London Theatres of Vari- 
eties, issued a war contract whereby he 
could ca*ncel an act on a week's notice. 


London, Jan. 6. 
Jack Johnson sailed for South Amer- 
ica to look for .theatrical engagements. 
The black fighter tried what has often 
been tried here before, to book him- 
self direct instead of through an agent, 
with the result no manager would play 


London, Jan. 6. 
Upon arriving here, Harry Lauder, 
who has a son at the front, gave $5,000 
to the War Fund. 



Olga Petrova has a play called "Sal- 
vation." It will be placed in rehearsal 
by the Shuberts in about two weeks. 
Carolvn Harris will be in the cast. 

Intense German Feeling. 

London, Jan. 6. 
Feme Rogers in the panto at Drury 
Lane expressed friendship for the Ger- 
mans, and nearly precipitated a strike 
among the remainder of the company. 

Wlrfh Family Going Home. 

London, Jan. 6. 
The AVirth Family will sail in Feb- 
ruary for Australia, their native coun- 
try, and will' remain there a year at 

Manager Didn't Last Long. 

London, Jan. 6. 
After George Perry had been the 
box office man for 20 years at the Ox- 
ford, he recently resigned to become 
manager of the Tottenham Palace. 
Now he has quit that position. 

Looks Bad for Germany. 

It looked bad for Germany early in 
the week when Max Lowe of the Mari- 
nelli agency, had his full beard removed. 
Max had been wearing it on a bet the 
Germans would reach Paris. He gave 
as an excuse the hairs commenced to 
tickle his neck. 

U you don't dvtrtiM In VARIETY, 
don't odvartlao. 


Dorothy Jardon has been added to 
the cast of the Klaw & Erlanger revue. 

Maude Lambert will join "Made In 
America," the new revue at the Winter 
Garden, which may first be seen about 
Feb. 10. Ernest Ball (her stage part- 
ner) is to continue in vaudeville as a 
single piano turn. 

The Three Keatons are not going into 
the new Garden show. When report- 
ing, they found their contract called for 
the June production there. 

Bert Clark, of Clark and Hamilton, 
will go into the new Winter Garden 
show. Mabel Hamilton has arranged 
to continue in vaudeville as a single 

Acording to report the new K. & E. 
revue, "Fads and Fancies," will follow 
tlie Hazel Dawn show into the Knicker- 
bocker Feb. 8. It's planned for the 
revue to have an out of town trip, 
starting Jan. 25. 

Melville Stokes will be in the new 
Garden revue. 


Detroit, Jan. 6. 

The Animal Welfare League of De- 
troit is taking steps to stop animal 
acts on the American stage. A special 
officer was recently appointed to inter- 
view the managers of all Detroit the- 
atres for the purpose of having them 
refuse to play animal acts. The man- 
agers have referred the matter to their 
booking agents. 

The special officer told a Varibty 
representative that if the managers con- 
tinued to play animal acts, the League 
would make some effort to have legis- 
lation passed which would prohibit 
them appearing in any Michigan the- 

The League gives as its reason that 
the whip is used most forcibly on 
dumb animals in order to train them. 

Mrs. Abner E. Lamed is president of 
the League. 


W. Passpart, the European booking 
representative for the Orpheum Circuit, 
is in New York, waiting to find out 
what arrangement will be reached re- 
garding himself and the Marinelli 
Agency, which has the exclusive for- 
eign booking privilege for the United 
Booking Offices, also the Orpheum Gr- 

Mr. Passpart said that, before leaving 
Berlin, about Dec. 1, 32 legitimate the- 
atres were open, also that the Winter- 
garten, playing vaudeville, had reduced 
its admission prices one-third, draw- 
ing a larger volume of people than it 
had ever done before. 

Passpart does not know when he will 
return to the other side. He stated 
the Continent could use a large num- 
ber of American turns, but he does not 
find any disposition on the part of the 
artists over here to accept European 
contracts at this time. 

Bat Nelson and His Dress Suit. 

Commencing Jan. 18 Battling Nelson 
will appear at Hammerstein's, billed as 
"Bat Nelson and His Dress Suit," to 
signify the ex-champ will appear in 
evening dress, to deliver his monolog. 




Buffalo Instalment Jeweler and Police Official to Answer to 
Erie County Grand Jury — Extortion, Conspiracy and 
Compounding Felony the Charges — Out- 
come of Toby Claude's Arrest. 

Julius Boasberg, the Buffalo install- 
ment jeweler, and J. J. Lynch, detect- 
ive sergeant of the Buffalo Police De- 
partment, are both facing indictment 
by the Grand Jury of Erie County on 
the joint charges of conspiracy, extor- 
tion and compounding a felony. The 
case is to come before the Grand Jury 
in Buffalo next week, and Toby Claude, 
the actress, who was made the victim 
of Boasberg's methods, is to make 
charges against the jeweler and the de- 
tective sergeant. 

Miss Claude was dragged from the 

stage of the Palace on a warrant charg- 
ing her with grand larceny in the first 
degree; put on a train for Buffalo with- 
out a chance to communicate with 
friends and locked up in Police Head- 
quarters. She was entered on the blot- 
ter at Police Headquarters as a pris- 
oner charged with grand larceny, and 
on the day following when she paid a 
sum of money to the jeweler, was re- 
leased without being arraigned before 
the magistrate who issued the warrant 
and without furnishing bail of any 

Monday of this week Attorney 
Henry J. Goldsmith laid the facts of 
the matter before District Attorney 
Charles E. Perkins and the latter 
stated that if the facts were as repre- 
sented, the principals were guilty of 
conspiracy, extortion and compound- 
ing a felony and liable in both New 
York and Erie counties. The District 
Attorney then commissioned Attorney 
Goldsmith to make an exhaustive in- 
vestigation of the case. 

Mr. Goldsmith went to Buffalo Mon- 
day night and Tuesday was closeted 
with District Attorney Dudley of Erie 
County, who expressed an opinion 
identical with that of District Attorney 

At Police Headquarters in Buffalo 
Tuesday Mr. Goldsmith called on Supt. 
of Police Michael Regan, who stated 
that he knew nothing of the case and 
that Goldsmith would have to see 
Officer Lynch if he wished to learn 
anything regarding, the matter. Mr. 
Goldsmith then stated that he was 
commissioned by District Attorneys 
Perkins and Dudley to investigate the 
matter and demanded the blotter. On 
the blotter Toby Claude was entered as 
a prisoner charged with grand larceny 
on Dec. 27. There was, however, no 
disposition entered in the case. 

The attorney next visited the Judge 
of the City CoUrt In Buffalo Who is- 
sued the warrant for -Miss Claude. He 
stated Miss Claude had not been ar- 
raigned before him as provided by law 
and that h/c Jiad been informed that 

"the matter had been amicably ar- 

Officer Lynch stated Tuesday that 
"If she don't kick in again I will rear- 
rest her." 

After having obtained these facts At- 
torney Goldsmith appeared before Dis- 
trict Attorney Dudley and that official 
stated that he would accept the case as 
a matter for the Grand Jury and asked 
that Miss Claude appear before the 
Grand Jury in person and tell her story. 
This will be done next week. 

This will mean that not only does 
the member of the Boasberg firm, who 
is responsible for the issuance of the 
warrant, face indictment on a charge 
that carries a penitentiary sentence, but 
he will also be liable to a civil suit for 
damages which will be instituted by 
Mr. Goldsmith on behalf of Miss 
Claude for malicious prosecution. 


Billy Jerome, famous all over the 

theatrical world as one of the wittiest 

writers of lyrics and dialog who ever 
penetrated into the inner sanctum, offi- 
cially announced this week he has re- 
tired from the authoring of dialog for 
vaudeville acts. 

Mr. Jerome says all he has obtained 
as the fruits of his efforts in that direc- 
tion is book full of bad accounts. 
Consequently, says Bill, when they 
want him to write material for them 
nowadays he refers the applicant to 

Despondent, Shoots Himself. 

Philadelphia, Jan. 6. 
Thomas Howard, of vaudeville, shot 
himself in the left breast in an attempt 
to commit suicide Monday afternoon 
at his home, 1529 Swain street He 
used an old army rifle which had been 
part of his stage equipment in his 
sharp-shooting act. His wife, who is 
also on the stage, said Howard had 
not been working for some time and 
this had made him despondent. He is 
in the Hahnemann Hospital and will 


Utica, N. Y., Jan. 6. 

The stage hands and musicians at 

the Shubert were handed two weeks' 
notice Monday. This action, accord- 
ing to Resident Manager Hearns, is 
due to an effort by the unions to force 
the Phoenix Amusement Co. (which 
recently took over the house for the 
operation of three a day vaudeville) to 
employ the same number of men on 
the stage and in the pit as were there 
under the two a day policy. 

The local musicians placed two ad- 
ditional men in the orchestra Monday 
in addition to the five men employed 
and they played each show, despite the 
management's refusal to pay them. 

It is said the management is seeking 
an adjustment of the difference with 
the Union's' head in New York. 

Using Lewis' Trade Name. 
When Nat Lewis left 25 West 42nd 
street, making his haberdashery head- 
quarters at 1580 Broadway, Mr. Lewis 
thought he had removed the Lewis 
name as a haberdasher from that street. 
Into the old address, however, there 
has moved a "N. A. Lewis." It appears 
to Nat as an attempted infringement 
upon his trade name' He is consulting 
his attorney regarding a possible thinly 
veiled "copy.* 




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expert. The greatest aggreqation of tumblers ever assembled. '"" 

W« claim to be the leading whirlwind act of its kind •ml are ready to prove- it u> anyone 
Managers and agents who can offer good booking will cornmuiri< ate with 

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Joe Goodwin is now annexed to the 
writing staff of Shapiro, Bernstein & 
Co. Joe is in part responsible, along 
with Harry Puck and Ballard Mac- 
Donald, for the new Bernstein song 
ballad, "The Little House Upon the 
Hill," sung by Evelyn Nesbit this weefc 
at the Palace, also others*. Miss Nes- 
bit has the assistance of The Har- 
monious Four, for "plugging" pur- 
poses, though Jim Carty, the bass, was 
out of the quartet the early part of the 
week, trying to squelch a threatened 
attack of pneumonia. Vincent Skala, 
Bob Harding and Billy Barr did the 
trick for Miss Nesbit as a trio. This 
is the turn that has grown familiar all 
over New York as the "aisle singers." 
They were formerly known as Bob 
Russak's Harmonists, but prefer their 
own appellation, Harmonious Pour. 

Arthur Behim has become attached 
to the professional department of the 
Snyder firm. A salary for steady en- 
gagement goes with the attachment. 

Harry Newman, the Snyder traveling 
representative, left New York Tuesday 
for a month's trip. While away he will 
organize a branch office for the firm at 
Broadway and Washington street, St. 
Louis'. Lou Mahan, from the Chicago 
branch, will be placed in charge of it 


There is to be no change of policy 
at the Broadway theatre, now playing 
pop vaudeville, according to Jules 
Aronson, the manager. It has been 
settled, said Mr. Aronson, the present 
policy will continue for at least an- 
other month or six weeks. 

Outside reports say the jump in 
business which the Broadway received 
last week induced the Mastbaum-Earle 
directorate to keep up the vaudeville 
bills for awhile longer, though arrange- 
ments had been practically completed 
with the Paramount for a feature film 
service in the theatre. 

Another inducement for the continu- 
ation of the present bills is that the 
salary cost has been reduced by Mr. 
Aronson to around $1,300 a week, at 
against the $2,100 and $2,200 shows 
the house gave for the first few weeks. 
The admission scale remains the same, 


Bath, N. Y., Jan. 6. 

Four members of the "Don't Tell My 
Wife" company, who declare they were 
stranded in Syracuse upon the sudden 
closing of that enterprise, played vau- 
deville at the Park theatre here begin- 
ning Sunday and were able to get out 
of town. The players are Roy Beverly, 
Pete Mackey, Grace Fernim and E. L. 

They say their manager, A. J. Bes- 
wick, deserted them without warning 
when the venture went on the rocks 
and left them penniless (they claim 
five weeks' pay) in Syracuse. 

Ray Hodgdon Well. 
. Ray Hodpdon returned to the United 
Booking. Offices this week, after a seri- 
ous siege with an intestinal complaint. 
He is among the most popular of the 
younger booking men in the agency. 



Straight Feature Film Policy Will be Commenced by Loew 

Jan. 25. Annual Rent Reported Around $70,000. 

Morris May Retain Jardin de Danse (Roof) 

in Same Building. 


The New York theatre has been 
leased by Klaw & Krlanger to Marcus 
Loew, who will take possesion of the 
house Jan. 25. opening with a picture 

Loew is reported paying round $70,- 
000 annual rental for the theatre alone, 
although another story says the agree- 
ment is for Loew to give K. & E. $50,- 

000 as guaranteed rental, and 50 per 
cent of any net profit. 

William Morris, who has been in pos- 
session of the New York, authorized 
Klaw & Erlanger early in the week to 
rtnt the house, if they could. It is 
said Mr. Morris suggested that Mr. 
Loew might be in the market for it. 
Morris, according to accounts, will 
likely retain the Jardin dc Danse (New 
York Roof), although it is also said 
he has not yet decided on that point. 

Mr. Morris has been in possession 
ot the New York theatre (and Roof) 
for about two years. He leased the 
property from K. & E. for $104,000 
yearly ($2,000 weekly). The Roof was 
very successful with dancing at the 
commencement, in the early days of the 
craze. An admission of one dollar 
was charged up stairs. The theatre 
has had several policies, from straight 
and mixed pictures to "11 shows," but 
proved successful with none. The re- 
cent Harry Lauder engagement in the 
theatre brought by far the most busi- 
ness the New York has done in a single 
week since Morris stepped in, when he 
opened the upper part with "Wonder- 

1 >nd," a museum venture that failed to 
show a profit. 

The details and the management of 
the several Lauder tours have inter- 
fered with Morris giving his entire per- 
sonal attention to the New York. 
With Lauder due again to return here 
for a spring trip, and with a proposition 
of considerable moment under advise- 
ment by Mr. Morris, he concluded to 
relieve himself of the worries of the 
theatre. The new proposition Morris 
lias before him is said to be one of 
considerable magnitude and will de- 
mand his constant application, when 
started. Morris also lately contem- 
plated renewing his former booking of- 
fice for vaudeville, which was a famous 
one in its time. What he will do re- 
garding this has not become known. 

Loew played feature pictures at the 
Broadway for a while, leaving when 
the lease he sub-rented under (from 
Felix Isman, Lew Fields and Lee Shu- 
bert) expired. That left him with but 
one theatre on Broadway, the Herald 
Square, which will be torn down, com- 
mencing May 1, Loew's lease there 
expiring April 30, next. The New 
York theatre will keep Loew's name on 
the main thoroughfare, and he will op- 
erate it with pictures, changing the 
films daily. 

The Strand, three blocks further up 
flu* street, plays a feature film show, for 
a full week. 

The Broadway is now playing a pop 
vaudeville show under the direction of 
the Mastbaum-Earle Syndicate of 
Philadelphia. That house is vacillat- 
ing between the continuance of that 
policy and a feature film show. 


Boston, Jan. 6. 
The full bench of the Supreme Court 
of Massachusetts has decided that 
James W. Riches must serve two years 
in prison and Irving W. Moore and 
Walter H. Green must serve one year 
each as the result of charges of swind* 
ling and conspiracy in connection with 
the famous "Purple Widow" musical 
comedy company, a "turkey" that was 
sent out on the road to starve when* 
ever an "angel" could be found to back 


The present Winter Garden produc- 
tion, "All Aboard," will lose Bernard 
Granville Jan. 16. After that Mr. 
Granville may appear at Hammerstein's 
for a run, also at a roof garden resort, 
following his stage appearance each 

Granville's contract with the Shu- 
berts is said to have called for a star- 
ring tour after the first of this year. 
No indication of that happening and 
with no assurance it would in the near 
future, Granville gave in his "notice" 
to the Garden management. Frank 
Carter may take his role in the show. 


Two Clarks, connected with the Wat- 
erson, Berlin & Snyder publishing 
house, were married during the holi- 

Grant Clark, the writer, left New 
York Dec. 23 for the home of his 
bride, Garnet Patton, a non-profes- 
sional of Kokomo, Ind. Her father, 
a clergyman, married the couple, and 
Grant with his wife, was in New York 
Christmas morning, but he did not re- 
port at the office for several days. 

Frank Clark, manager of the firm's 
Chicago branch, is the other benedict. 
He obtained a license in the windy 
town Dec. 31, to marry Flo Jacobson, 
a well-known vaudeville singer in the 
middle west. Frank spent a portion 
of the holidays in New York, but made 
no mention of his forthcoming wed- 


Leonhardt in Fox Office. 

Harry Leonhardt, until recently with 
the F. F. Proctor booking department, 
moved over to the William Fox Box 
Office Attraction Co. Monday. 

"1 don't know what I can say to you. I think that the legitimate actors 
should come to you, as the White Rats is the only body in the profession that has 
ever organized and has ever done anything for the actor since the days that Thes- 
pis ranted on the tail of a cart. We of the other side of the profession have our 
clubs, but they are merely for social purposes, and athletic development (ex- 
ercise of the forearm). We have sat around them and ranted on what we would 
do and what the managers would do when we did it, but that was all. More hot 
air was set in motion than would float all the balloons in the world today. It 
is to your credit and our shame that conditions are as they are. 

"For years the actor has been fooled, been kidded and made fun of by the 
manager. They remind me of the Atlanta street car horse that is so patient all 
the time and did it but know it could kick the driver to death any time. 

"In our business. we have difficulties to meet that do not come into yours. 
Managers have foolish notions about Holy Week, the week before Christmas 
and election. Those ideas must have been invented by some one with either a 
strong religious feeling or a mistaken sense of humor. I remember distinctly 
one humorist whose contracts called for a half salary a week before election. 
The week previous to this the company chanced to be playing Buffalo and on 
the week in question jumped to and played in Toronto. But because there was 
to be an election in Buffalo that week the manager deducted a half salary while 
he was in Toronto. This surely must have been from a mistaken sense of humor. 

"Have you ever stopped to think that while the actor is getting half salary 
the whole mechanical staff gets full pay? Do you know the reason why? Be- 
cause they belong to a recognized body that will not stand for cut weeks. They 
say they shall not make us bear the burden of the bad weeks when they do not 
share the good ones with us. 

"As members of the White Rats, remember one thing, as has been brought out 
by some of the other speakers, put your house in order and because the manager 
is dishonest or does wrong, don't you do it. Two wrongs will not make a right. 
If you want to make yourselves respected, insist on your members keeping their 
word at all times. You are going ahead to right some of the wrongs of the 
contract and you have accomplished much already and have made many of them 
equitable. That is good work, foi the average theatrical contract is the most 
laughable thing in the world." 

The above is quoted from a speech delivered at a meeting of the White Rats 
in Chicago a few years ago, by one of America's foremost actors, Mr. Wilton 

Mr. Lackaye appreciates the great value of the White Rats, as should every 
acfor and actress, big and small. The big actor and actress needs an Organiza- 
tion as well as the small actor and actress — in fact more so. 

Mr. Lackaye in his speech tells us to put our house in order. This we are 
going to do. Every man and woman within our ranks is going to be subjected 
to discipline in the conduct of their business. If they fail to carry out the orders 
issued by the Board of Directors of the White Rats, they will be driven out of 
the Organization as undesirables. 

The White Rats are here to stay. Every day, honest men and women 
within the Organization, are beginning to realize that the actor and actress are 
passing through a critical period and that something must be done to protect 
their interests. By this they do not mean anarchy or "putting managers out of 
business." We want all theatres, big and small, to remain open, but the manager 
must be made to understand that he must play fair. 

The many abuses such as rushing the actor or actress off to an engagement 
without contract and when they have finished their engagement receive less 
money than they were given to understand they were to receive; the engaging of 
the artist one day and cancelling them the next; the changing of the routes, mak- 
ing it incumbent upon the artist to pay out most of his money in railroad fare 
and transportation of baggage; the sending of collect telegrams cancelling the 
artist; the cutting of salaries promiscuously under any pretext that may be 
trumped up by the manager; and a hundred and one other abuses, the artist is 
subjected to. 

We have come to a turn in the road where something must be done and we 
shall demand of our members that they take a positive stand against being sub- 
jected to these unfair methods. If they continue to take no heed of our demands, 
we shall brand them before their profession as moral cowards and as stated 
above, drive them out of our Organization. fym j m Cooke. 

Standard Sundays Called Off. 

Vaudeville of a Sunday at the Stand- 
ard theatre (Broadway and 90th) was 
declared ended after last Sunday. 


Los Angeles, Jan. 6. 

At the conclusion of his vaudeville 
tour, which starts in San Francisco Jan. 
10, Joseph Santley will produce a mus- 
ical revue at the Garrick, Chicago. This 
will probably be around Easter. In the 
cast will be SaranofT, violinist; Ruth 
Randall and Will Norris. 

The Santley company closes its tour 
in "When Dreams Come True" in 
Stockton, Cal., Jan. 8. The other mem- 
bers of the organization will return to 
New York, except Manager John Os- 
borne, who will remain on $e coast. 

Another Author Gone Wild. 

Another author has gone wild. His 
name is Edgar Allan Woolf, and he 
wants to be an actor, like Tommy Gray, 

Woolf thinks he can do as well as 

Tommy has, as a "single in vaudeville" 

and the managers are going to turn 

him loose at the Bushwick, Brooklyn, 

Jan. 25. where, no matter what hap- 
pens, New Yorkers won't hear about 

If you don't a«V«rt|M la VARIETY, 
ooo't Urn*-. 




Says It It Common Sense to Leave the Eddie Foy Children on 
the Stage Under the Excellent Care Received — Congrat- 
ulates Mrs. Foy Upon Being the Mother of Such a 
Fine Family — Local Association Badly Worsted. 

Cincinnati, Jan. 6. 
The Magistrate hearing the Child 
Labor charge against Eddie Foy and 
John Royal (manager of the local 
Keith theatre) in dismissing the case, 
spoke strongly from the bench in favor 

of the Foys, father, mother and child- 
ren. At the conclusion of his opinion, 

the Magistrate descended to the court 
room floor, and taking Mrs. Foy by 
the hand, said he wished tc congratu- 
late her upon being the mother of 
such a large and fine family. 

The crusade against violations of 
Ohio's Child Labor Law resulted yes- 
terday in the arrest of Messrs. Foy and 
Royal, for permitting Madeline, 13, Ed- 
die, Jr., 9, and Irving Foy, 7, alleged to 
be under the acting age, to appear with 
their father on the stage of Keith's 
theatre. The warrants were sworn j.u 
by Helen Trounstine, director of the 
Juvenile Protective Association. The 
law says children under 14 cannot ap- 
pear on the professional stage. The 
Foys were at Kejth's last season, with- 
out interference. 

The same organization, which is 
backed by influential citizens, caused 
Manager Royal to cancel the Alexan- 
der Kids recently. 

Attorney Ben Heidingsfeld repre- 
sented Foy and Attorney Thomas Coo- 
gan appeared for Foy. The defendants 
were paroled pending the hearing this 
morning. The full Foy family gave 
both performances yesterday. 

After Judge Yeatman dismissed 
Messrs. Foy and Royal, he said: "I re- 
spect the law and I respect the Juven- 
ile Protective Association, but in my 
opinion this is a wrongful arrest and 
such things as this and other reform 
movements have, in a great measure, 
retarded the progress of this city. 
Common sense should at all times be 
used in cases of this kind. I saw the 
performance Sunday night and saw 
nothing wrong with it. 

"A father and a mother have a right 
to keep their children with them 
whether on the stage or not," ruled the 

Foy and his family were on the bill 
this afternoon. The children's teacher, 
Catherine Curren produced her high 
school instructor's diploma and the 
children as witnesses said tiieir lessons 
and convinced the cour f rh;it they were 
receiving a good ed-'».vinn. Prosecu- 
tor Morrissey was t< i y Foy that 
the three littlest kic's cither danced 
nor sang, hut spo 1 c :mts to music and 
walked in time. 


Eva T.iTiguiy liaii :her sell out at 

the Alhambra this \ By Tuesday 

the advance had reached into Saturday, 
guaranteeing capacity through the 

Next week Miss Tanguay will play 
the Bushwick, Brooklyn, unless her vo- 
cal chords again go back upon her. 
Up to Wednesday they were in doubt, 
and the singer had requested a release 
for a week or so to recover, but her 
voice returned strong and healthy at 
the Wednesday matinee, when the can- 
cellation order was recalled by her. 
On Tuesday the speculators were 
working in front of the theatre and 
getting $2 a piece for seats. 


The "Fads and Fancies" revue of 
Klaw & Erlanger's will have the aid of 
Lopokova, the classical dancer, who 
recently appeared for a brief time in 
"Just Herself" at the Playhouse. 

Another engagement this week for 
the same show was Tyler Brooke, who 
has been playing in vaudeville with 
"Anna Held's Daughter." 


Anthony Comstock visited Hammer- 
stein's Thursday afternoon and short- 
ly after the house staff was "pinched" 
for permitting the "Garden of Passion" 
dance to be given there. Besides Ar- 
thur Hammerstein and Loney Haskell, 
J. Edward Crapo and Mile. Gomez, the 
principal dancers, were also taken in 
that night. 

The hearing was before Judge Mc- 
Quade in the 54th street court yester- 
day morning. All were held for trial 
in Special Sessions under $500 bail. 


With next week Frank A. Keeney 
will book direct from his offices in the 
Putnam building, where Ray C. Owens 
will be in charge. He will attend to 
the bookings of the new Keeney's, 
Brooklyn, which opens week after next, 
also Keeney's, Newark, Loew's Ma- 
jestic, Newark, opens Monday, in op- 
position to Keeney's. 


Philadelphia, Jan. 6. 
Commencing Monday the Broadway 
will play vaudeville twice daily instead 
of three times. No change will be 
made in the admission, 10-20-30c. Eight 
acts and a feature film will be the bill. 


The Whitney, Brooklyn, is again 
changing its policy. After a short re- 
gime of stock the house will take up 
pop vaudeville next week. The vaude- 
ville will be changed three times a 


Philadelphia, Jan. 6. 
Bad business closed Loew's Knicker- 
bocker theatre here Saturday night. 
The ending came suddenly. Acts for 
this week's bill reported Monday 

morning, not having been informed of 
the closure. They found the doors of 
the theatre locked and no explanation 
at hand other than that the local man- 
ager had been ordered to report with 
the keys to the New York offices of the 
Loew Circuit. 

The Knickerbocker is a new theatre. 
It opened in the fall with the Loew 
policy of popular vaudeville. Business 
was bad from the start, and no im- 
provement of it could be secured. The 
Knickerbocker was not over-well lo- 
cated and had for opposition estab- 
lished theatres booked through the 
United Booking Offices that the Knick- 
erbocker could not draw away from. 

Comment has been made that after 
Marcus Loew left Philadelphia virtual- 
ly with the plume of success resting on 
his vaudeville brand, he was foolhardy 
to attempt the fates again with the 
Knickerbocker, which never held any 
hope for him. Loew started in local 
vaudeville over a year ago, to take over 
the town. The newspapers heralded 
him as "The King of Vaudeville" and 
reported what he intended doing to 
Philadelphia. Loew at that time had 
the Chestnut Street opera house, the 
big Metropolitan opera house and was 
booking half a dozen theatres in this 
city, including those of Nixon & Zim- 
mermann, F. Nixon-Nirdlinger and the 
Mastbaum interests. These, after 
using the Loew bills for a while, made 
a deal with the United Booking Offices 
to book, the B. F. Keith people taking 
over the Metropolitan, also the Chest- 
nut Street, and the U. B. O. has since 
been furnishing the houses with their 
supply of acts. 

This left Loew without a Philadel- 
phia theatre, but gave him the distinc- 
tion of having "put over" the big Met- 
ropolitan, and left him free to re-enter 
here at any time with a clear record. 
He immediately arranged, however, to 
build the Knickerbocker, which is now 
on the market for burlesque or stock. 


The Girl From Milwaukee pleaded 
illness as the reason for failing to 
open at the Majestic, Milwaukee, Mon- 
day. "The Wall Between" got the job. 
Clark and Verdi replaced Jack Wilson 
at the Prospect, Brooklyn. 

Rosie Lloyd was to have been at the 
Prospect, Brooklyn, this week, but was 
obliged to cancel owing to a cold taken 
on in Scranton last week that caused 
her to leave Poli's there in the middle 
of the week. 

The Three Bannans left the Broad- 
way bill Monday after the second 
show when one of the men hurt his 
hand in throwing the clubs. No act 
replaced them. 

Gould and Ashlyn did not open at 
the Colonial Monday. The Shuberts are 
said to have objected to Belle Ashlyn 
appearing so close to the Winter Gar- 
den, where she is engaged for the new 
show. Billy Gould has prepared a sin- 
gle act he will appear in. 


As predicted by those who saw Flo 
Ziegfeld's maiden effort as an after- 
the-show producer, his "Midnight 
Frolic" on the Amsterdam Roof, start- 
ing at midnight and running an hour, 
is as big a draw as anything in the 

The Roof holds about 5o0 people and 
can play to $1,100 at the admission 
prices. Since the opening Tuesday 
night the aerial place has been crowd- 
ed, with restaurant checks running to 
abnormal size. 

Mr. Ziegfeld intends making weekly 
changes in the production, although the 
consensus of opinion was that the 
numbers and the girls with bare shoul- 
ders would be plenty. 


Helen Ware has listened to the vau- 
deville appeal, and will appear, accord- 
ing to report, in a Keith New York 
theatre Jan. 18, in a sketch that has 
been written for her since the piece she 
starred in, "The Havoc," closed recent- 
ly. Miss Ware is said to be asking 
$1,000 weekly on a big time route. 

The next star of consequence to 
tempt the variety fates wijl be Nazi- 
mova, who is due to open Jan. 25 at 
the Palace, New York, receiving $2,- 
000 for the engagement, it is reported. 

Managers Pooling in Erie. 

Erie, Pa., Jan. 6. 
£. H. Suerken, owner and manager of 
the Alpha, and D. D. Kelsey, former 
manager of the Majestic, have formed 
a partnership and bought the Happy 
Hour. The name will be changed to 
the Family, its capacity increased to 
1.200 and a policy of five-acts at popular 
prices installed. 

A Good-Looking Sketch. 

Syracuse, N. Y., Jan. 6. 
"For the Lord's Sake," by Thomas J. 
Gray, is a good-looking comedy sketch 
played by Charles McNaughton, Eve- 
lyn Stewart, Skeets Gallagher, Marion 
Goad and Grace Langdon. The plot 
is of an English lord termed an im- 
poster because he did not wear a 
monocle. Mr. McNaughton, an Eng- 
lish comedian, plays that character. 


Jean Havez, author, and Cecil Cun- 
ningham, musical comedy star, were 
married in New York Thursday. It 
i:-. reported the bride will soon be 
starred in a new piece by her hus- 


Albany, N. T., Jan. 6. 

BairfM Picture Corp* capital $10,000. 
Harry Harris, Ralph A. Kohn, Henry Q. 
Wiley, New York. 

Waahlaa*ton Soaare Player*. Capital 
$1,000. Pictures. Dudley Tucker, Ida 
Raub, Edw. Goodman, New York. 

Klav Edward Aalaial Show. Capital 
$6,000. Harry Meyerhoff, Morris Taxler, 
Victor D. Levitt, New York. 

Secret Striata of New York. Capital 
$2,500. Harry H. Frazee, Harold S. Bud- 
ner, Emll Brelterfeld, New York. 

Graaae Theatre Co. Capital $5,000. 
Alexander Miller, Oeo. C. Wolf, Abe S. 
Cubhow, New York. 

Creaeeat Photoplay Corp. Capital $10.- 
000. Geo. T. Sharp, Chas. S. Skinner, A. 
P. Fllber*. Now York. 

Paul Arllnaton, Inc. Capital $2,000. 
Theatricals Jacob WelsHborger, Frank 
Hf*nl, Arrhnhnld Colby, New York. 

Alpha Producing Co. Capital $25,000. 
Pictures. Ceo. II. Brennfln. Conrad Bod- 
dln, New York, M. T. Webber, Brooklyn. 



Ziegfeld's "Midnight Frolic" on the 

Amsterdam Roof (or Ziegfeld Danse 

de Folies) is going to boost Flo Zieg- 
feld's reputation as a creator, 'inaugu- 
rator and plunger in girly theatricals. 
Even Ziegfeld's most envious compet- 
itors must credit him with doing things 
right, though gambling with the mat- 
ter at hand. He did "The Midnight 
Frolic" right, it was 1 accepted that 
this newest departure in the cabaret 
field would either be an enormous hit 
or a terrific flop. It's an enormous 
hit. The dancing cabaret with a 
charge at the gate has been looking 
about for an extraordinary attraction, 
to warrant the public paying the tax 
downstairs. Everything tangible or 
physical, it seems, was tested, mostly 
individual or team dancers. Then 
Ziegfeld created something for the 
American admission-dance parlor. It 
was the midnight revue, as first pro- 
duced by him Tuesday night on the 
Roof. The revue (commencing at 12), 
running an hour, with one intermission 
for a public dance, may have been sug- 
gested by the foreign places that have 
adopted a similar policy in a similar 
way, more or less; but Ziegfeld isn't the 
only showman who ever visited Europe. 
And the result is that the Amsterdam 
Roof, with a $2 admission charge to 
tables on the dance floor, and $1 to 
the balcony of the Roof resort, has 
not the capacity to accommodate the 
rush the Ziegfeld hit will bring there 
for some time, nor does it appear to 
have sufficient capacity to allow the 
managing producer to break even on 
his weekly expense account, without 
considering the initial cost of produc- 
tion. That ran into the thousands, for 
Mr. Ziegfeld has costumed his people 
more extravagantly than if they were 
on a theatre stage, giving the entire 
revue within the dancing space that is 
surrounded by the tables. His salary 
list for this one show a night, six days 
a week, is said to be $1,900 weekly. 
This includes the wages for 22 good- 
looking chorus girls, carefully as- 
sorted, all good workers, and with 
many probably having a John follow- 
ing around Broadway. (The John 
thing is worth considering in a cabaret 
that gets regular money for wine by 
the quart.) Several people stand out 
in this little catchy innovation of Mr. 
Ziegfeld's, besides himself, and before 
the cast is mentioned. They are Gene 
Buck and Dave Stamper, writers of a 
majority of the songs that made good 
as produced in "numner" fashion; Ned 
Wayburn, who staged the revue and 
again attracted attention for distinc- 
tive work and value as a stager, and 
Joseph Urban, of Vienna, programical- 
ly proclaimed as the deviser and exe- 
cutor of the scene. And after men- 
tioning that Dabney's colored orchestra 
did all the playing, doing it so well 
that at times the music made them 
stand up and sway to it while fiddling 
or blowing, it may be said that those 
above mentioned are more responsible 
for the success than the capable little 
company which executed orders. Part 

1 had five separate divisions. Three 

were numbers. It opened with "The 
Girl from My Home Town" (Buck and 
Stamper) and was led by Charles Fur- 
cell, a likeable singer. As he told the 
lyrical story, young women of the 
chorus emerged from tables to the 
centre of the floor, grouping about 
him, the last girl being the one from 
his "home town," a country miss in 
dress. The Roof management had 
provided practical hammers for each 
table, to be used either way, and right 
here the audience commenced pound- 
ing the tables with them for an encore. 
It was a real din, but it told Mr. Zieg- 
feld everything at the first exposure, 
and the hammers were used for naught 
else during the hour. Muriel Hudson, 
with her red hair and looking better 
than when she left Shanley's for Lon- 
don, led "The Tango Girl" (Ray Goetz 
and Lou Hirsch), it doing almost as 
well as the opening number. Imme- 
diately after Ray Cox sang a song, and 
in the second section did another, each 
by herself, but while Miss Cox pleased 
the house, she didn't fit in the general 
scheme nor was she at all necessary 
to the occasion. Will West, following, 
was more in the spirit, with an excel- 
lent imitation of Diamond Jim Brady 
doing the one-step, Mr. West courting 
comparison in his make-up to the orig- 
inal who sat at a table near the ring. 
In the second part Mr. West again 
repeated his success with a burlesque 
ballet dance. The finale of the first 
part was "Jungle Ball" (Buck and 
Stamper), led by Helen Shipman, with 
the full chorus. The audience was 
fully satisfied by this time. They had 
seen a fast moving act chock full of 
action within 25 minutes, and the inter- 
mission placed the dance floor at the 
disposal of the public, the second part 
opening with "If Dreams Come True" 
(Buck and Stamper), sung by Miss 
Hudson while reclining upon a couch, 
with Messrs. Wood, Falke and Mar- 
tell (from the male quartet used for 
volume in the numbers) assisting on 
the choruses. Excepting the song was 
a bit slow for the opening spot, it was 
worth while for the contrast to the 
liveliness of "I Want Someone to Make 
a Fuss Over Me" (Buck and Stamper), 
led by Sybil Carmen, and "Balloon 
Girls" (after Miss Cox had again 
warbled). This was the number hit 
of the show, the honors going equally 
to the song and the costuming, the 
girls wearing bunches of full-sized 
balloons attached to their gowns or 
hair dress. In marching about the hall, 
men at the tables would touch the bal- 
loons' with their lighted cigar, causing 
little explosions. At times a balloon 
here and there would become detached, 
floating ceilingward. Immediately after 
Miss Shipman led "Mrs. Kelly's Table 
D'Hote" (Buck and Stamper) but 
failed to put it over, and that song will 
likely go out, although it is a number 
Elizabeth Murray could do a great deal 
with in vaudeville. "The Humpty 
Dumpty Rag" (Hirsch) with the male 
quartet leading made a busy moment, 

and then the West travesty, after arriv- 
ing the finale, "Red, White and Blue" 
(Hirsch) with incidental business be- 
fore the chorus spread themselves over 
a glass runway extending around the 
lower end of the balcony, the girls 
wearing pantalette costumes. This 
made a striking picture, and com- 
pressed air caused the stringy many- 
colored skirts of the women to fly 
about. The runway was lighted in the 
three colors, and for the grand finale 
there was a tableaux in a boxed frame 
at the rear of the pretty background, 
but it was too far away for the diners 
to get all the detail, although making 
a corking finish, and resulted in the 
company being recalled several times, 
they dragging out first Mr. Wayburn, 
who appeared reluctant, and then Mr. 
Ziegfeld, with his soft shirt and col- 
lar, who seemed more so. During the 
performance The Royal Gasgoinge, a 
comedy juggler lately from the other 
side and who recently appeared at 
Hammerstein's did little snatches from 
his turn, while dressed as one of the 
waiters. His work got him ready 
recognition. It looks as though Mr. 
Ziegfeld has started something in the 
pay-as-you-enter cabarets. The one 
he has put over will be hard to follow, 
and although the affair does finally 
result in a net loss to Ziegfeld he 
might find gratification in knowing that 
he did it first and probably the best 
of any that will come after. His re- 
freshment department is apt to object, 
for while the revue ran, business was 
at a standstill, and when a resort has 
but a scant three hours to serve in, 
one hour out means a dent in the 

Isabella Patricola and her own or- 
chestra of eight pieces appeared at 
Wallick's restaurant Monday night, 
for the first time in New York. Pat- 
ricola has been a cabaret-restaurant 
feature in the Windytown for some 
seasons'. She had a continuous en- 
gagement at Rector's there for a long 
while, and New Yorkers, who saw her 
perform, and heard her orchestra play 
out in that town, predicted she would 
eventually reach New York. The New 
York restaurant men heard about her. 
Some saw their business fading away, 
but they threw up their hands at Pat- 
ricola's salary. These cabaretiers who 
needed business wanted singles at $30 
and doubles at $60 to draw it in for 
them. Now, when they see and hear 
Patricola and her orchestra, they will 
be sorry. If this pleasant looking girl 
from Chicago, who has personality, 
doesn't do business for Wallick's, it 
will be Wallick's fault, not hers, for 
she is the best all-around performer 
on the cabaret stage, can rank with 
any woman in her class in vau- 
deville, and has as good a rag play- 
ing orchestra as there is in New 
York. But Patricola is a good part 
of the show .given by her. She can 
sing rags, character numbers, plays 
the violin and leads the orchestra, at 
least that is what she did Monday 
night, when evidently nervous. And 
her orchestra turned out music that 
promised s even more after they have 
become familiar with the prevailing 
popular melodies hereabouts. Seven 
men and a woman pianist are the other 

members of the troupe. Patricola's 
Orchestra plays dance music. What- 
ever it is they are playing, it is for 
dancing. In the large Wallick restau- 
rant there is no dance floor. If that 
restaurant is wise, it will put in one 

on the main dining-room floor while 
Patricola is playing there. Its guests 
will want to dance when they hear that 
orchestra, and they will be content to 
listen when Patricola is singing. She 
is at Wallick's for a two months' run. 
The chances are that Chicago will not 
see Patricola for a long while. 

The Strand's new, no-tip Cafeteria 
dance place opened Monday evening. 
It is the old Brawner's atop the Strand 
theatre building. But little change has 
been made in the interior. The oval 
dancing space remains the same. At 
the northern end of the room a lunch 
counter has been put up. Guests may 
grab off their own food and pay for 
it when leaving, a waiter punching (for 
refreshments consumed) the check 
given when entering. The Cafeteria 
opens at 11.30 in the morning, with 
a lunch that runs consecutively until 
two. No admission is charged during 
this time, the pay as you enter period 
starting at 4.30, when it's 50 cents, 
including tea. After 6.30 it's still 50 
cents, without tea. From two until 
four entrance is conditional upon some 
eats or drinks (temperance) being 
taken. If you use up over 20 cents' 
worth, you're all right, but if you don't, 
a tax of 20 cents is made upon leav- 
ing. A negro dressed as a Turk is 
hanging around the Cafeteria. He 
seems to be a sort of aimless inspec- 
tor. No one outside of those connected 
with the management knows what he 
is there for, unless to create a pic- 
ture that is picturesque. The Strand 
Roof Garden, Inc., is the name of the 
company operating the Cafeteria. It 
rents from the Strand theatre corpora- 
tion. The item of interest to the other 
Broadway dancing cabarets is the re- 
port the Strand Roof Garden com- 
pany has a bank roll of $50,000 to start 
with. That should last a little while. 
The Committee of Arrangements con- 
sists of Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt, Ann 
Morgan, Elizabeth Marbury, Elsie De- 
Wolfe, Mitchell H. Mark and J. V. Wil- 
son. The two men are on the Com- 
mittee through courtesy only. They 
are connected with the Strand theatre 
below and also concerned in the the- 
atre company that rents to the Roof 
people. Miss Marbury was instrumen- 
tal in making Castle House and inci- 
dentally the Castles famous among 
modern dancers. It is said the Castles 
were given an offer to take charge of 
the Cafeteria, but some hitch oc- 
curred. Nigel Barrie is now in charge 
of the dancing floor. One of Eu- 
rope's orchestras is furnishing the 
music. The opening attracted a large 
crowd and the subsequent, also pre- 
vious, publicity given to the open- 
ing through the social prominence of 
some of those interested, drew a good 
business Tuesday matinee, with the 
prospect for a large crowd Tuesday 
night, all at the 50-cent rate. The 
crowd on the dancing floor, however, 
did not differ greatly from when 
Brawner ran the place. 



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A. Paul Keith celebrated his fortieth 
birthday in Boston last week. 

The opera house at Wayne, Pa., 
burned Dec. 30. 

Nina Davis, who has recovered from 
nervous prostration, has a new partner. 

Fire last month destroyed the Or- 
pheum, North English, la., and the 
Germania opera house, Lansing, la. 

Fannie Brice is trying out with the 
William Fox picture Company for 
comedy films. 

Ines Buck wenf to Boston in a hurry 
this week to assume the leading role 
in "The Seven Keys to Baldpate." 

The Opera House, Manson, la., is 
closed and not likely to reopen before 
next season. 

Manuel F. Romain and Charles F. 
Orr have dissolved vaudeville partner- 

Paul Dickey is recovering from an 
operation, in a hospital at Ann Arbor, 

James B. McKowen, from Chicago, 
arrived in New York this week where 
he intends to stay some time. 

Olin Howland has replaced Clifton 
Webb in "Dancing Around" at the 
Winter Garden. 

U. B. O. vaudeville is now playing 
the Smith opera house, Geneva, N. Y. 
The house has been playing pictures. 

Willard Mack has arranged to place 
all his vaudeville business in the hands 
of Chamberlain Brown. 

Malcolm Fassett has joined with the 
Shubert stock in Milwaukee. 

Frank Doane will replace Will Dan- 
forth in "The Debutante" when that 
piece goes on tour. 

William K. Vanderbilt has taken a 
mortgage of $100,000 on the Century 

theatre plot, to run 10 yr.irs at 

.■ ;.'<•:' . <";t. 

Ed J. Cleine, formerly of the Key- 
stone Four in vaudeville, is now at the 
box office in the Bushwick theatre, 

"Why Men Go Wrong" is the title of 
a sketch that will play Hammerstein's, 
Jan. 25; It was first put out as "The 
Chief of Police." 

Mortimer Kaphan, who portrayed 
Dickens characters' on the concert 
stage, is about to enter vaudeville un- 
der the management of Paul Durand. 

A daughter was born Dec. 19 in 
Owensboro, Ky., to Mr. and Mrs. 
Robert Wayne. Mr. Wayne is with 
"Joseph and His Brethren." 

Louise Randolph has engaged to play 
the lead in Earl Derr Biggars' play, 
now being rehearsed under Felix Ed- 
v.ards' direction. 

Phillips Teal replaced Charles 
Crompton in "So Much for So Much" 
at a day's notice. Crompton goes to 
Portland, Me., to become leading man 
with the Marie Pavey stock. 

The M. R. Sheedy agency is booking 
the Lewiston (Me.) theatre with vaude- 
ville, also furnishing the Grand opera 
house, Brooklyn, with its Sunday con- 

Nat Goodwin had to cancel the Davi- 
son, Milwaukee, Sunday, owing to ill- 
ness. He played in Rockford, 111., the 
night before, although his temperature 
was 103. 

Hammerstein's is now using the 
names of agents to fill out open spaces 
in the advance billing. Last week it 
was "Rose and Curtis, a couple of nifty 
westerners." This week it is "Mari- 
nelli, you all know him." 


BY H. N0R0SC0. 

They call them actors and actresses great, 

But now they are laborers booking a date 

For three days there and three days here, 

Perhaps ten weeks in an entire year. • 

For all the world they play the clown 

But deep in their hearts they can not down 

The feeling that they, by other folks 

Are not held in esteem but considered jokes. 

The big war is on and from across the seas 

Actors are flocking here like a lot of bees. 

This is the time the managers cry 

"Cut their salaries or let them die." 

The theatres are open and packed each night 

And yet they say "There's starvation in sight." 

They are building theatres with what we don't know 

For the actors to give another benefit show, 

For the Red-Cross Fund or the Belgian Poor? 

But the thing to be done and it's best to be sure 

If Kindness and Charity must be shown, 

Let's give benefits for the poor of our own. 

When we have helped them, it will be grand 

To think of the poor in some other land. 

To Belgium they send ships loaded with toys 

To cheer their girlies and little boys 

But why send toys, when it is food they need? 

Some people call it a noble deed 

But far more noble this charity would be 

If instead of sending it across the sea 

We used it grst in the Land of the Free. 

Among those engaged by H. H. 
Frazee for "A Gripful of Trouble," are 
Elizabeth Nelson, Fay Wallace and 
Mrs. Adelaide Stanhope-Wheatcroft. 

J. E. Emerson has been transferred 
from the management of the Opera 
House, St. John, N. B., to the Merri- 
mac square, Lowell, Mass. He is suc- 
ceeded in St. John by W. C. McKay. 

The trustees of the Barton Square 
church have sold to Koen Brothers the 
Salem (Mass.) theatre block; $80,000 is 
the price reported- Koen Brothers also 
control the Federal theatre, Salem. 

The Century Opera Company is no 

more. The Aborns, Milton and Sar- 
gent, following the closing engagement 
Saturday night, disbanded the company, 
deciding to book no further big city 
with the organization. 

M. J. Garrity, of the Jefferson, 
Portland, Me., has made an offer for 
the Lewiston baseball club of the New 
England League. Owner Joseph W. 
Burns of Taunton asks a pretty stiff 
figure for his stock. 

A daughter was born Monday to Mr. 
and Mrs. Richard Harding Davis. Mrs. 
Davis was Bessie McCoy, the "Yama 
Yuma Girl." before her marriage to the 
novelist and war correspondent. 

The Haresfoot Club of the University 
ot Wisconsin is preparing to give its 
annual dramatic production some time 
in April. The attraction will be called 
"The Call of the Road," with book by 
Harry Stothard and music by Ivan 
Bickerhaupt. The club will make a 
short tour of cities in the vicinity *»' 

the Wisconsin capital. 



Freeman Buckley, who has a chain of 
prosperous picture houses in the South, 
is married. The bride hails from At- 

A few years ago when one travelling 
theatrical manager met another the 
greeting would be: "Where do you go 
from here?" Now it is: "When do you 

Cincinnati traffic policemen stand on 
the sidewalks so they won't get run 

When you request a cup of coffee 
from a waiter in Milwaukee he asks 
you if you don't mean beer. 

Carl Hueck, manager of the Lyric, 
Cincinnati, was counting up one night 
when some one remarked a manager 
had dropped dead in the West. The 
gross was $19.50. 

"Some managers were born lucky," 
was Hueck's only response. 

Anna Baker, one of the chorus girls 
in "High Jinks," was discussing the 
war the other day in Cincinnati with 
Alice Gibbons, who also thinks and 
dances during the show's performances. 

"Germany," said Miss Baker, who is 
of Teutonic extraction, "can whip Eng- 
land, France, Russia and Japan put to- 

"Maybe so," replied Miss Gibbons, 
who prides herself on reading the 
newspapers, "but she'll surely get 
whipped if she tackles the Allies.' 


What Advance Agents Hear. 

"Don't you get awfully lonesome, 
sometimes, traveling all alone?" 

"Suppose your wife should come in 

Intellectual Boston hasn't anything 
on Indianapolis. Even the automobiles 
and carriages here are able to read. 
Listen to the sign in front of English's 
opera house: 

"Vehicles will please not stand 

between the posts.' 


If chorus girls ordered in restaurants 
what they are accustomed to in their 
homes, there would be more live 
Johnnies left. 

Lee Harrison is going to start a 
school of acting. Of course, he will 
engage his instructors. 

The better acquainted a man is the 
fewer friends he has. 

When an advance agent starts out 
ftom New York in the fall for a season 
of forty weeks he figures he will be 
able to live well and save about $1,000 
to carry him over the summer. After 
he has been out about 24 weeks he wor- 
ries as to how to get to the next stand 
without leaving an I. O. U. 

Tip to Advance Agents. 
James Barnes, manager of the Murst, 
Indianapolis, is thoroughly amenable to 
T * : - -"■ advisable, however, 




With Native Players Unemployed and in Want, They Object 

When New York Stage Society Imports English 

Troupe Under $60,000 Guarantee. 

Since it became known that the Stage 
Society of New York stood sponsor 
to the extent of a $60,000 guarantee for 
the Granville Barker venture at Wal- 
laces, a wave of protest and criticism 
has swept the ranks of unemployed 
legitimate players along Broadway and 
in the clubs. 

"Why import an English manager 

and an English company to play on 

Broadway/' the actors protest with 

some heat, "when scores and hundreds 
of American players are suffering 
hardships incidental to the worst the- 
atrical season in a decade?" 

A well-known manager and star this 
week put the case to a Varibtt repor- 
ter in these terms: 

"We believe the Stage Society of 
New York was organized to advance 
the interest of the American stage and 
its people. Certainly its name would 
indicate some such purpose. But how 
can it reconcile the pose by backing an 
English producer who is to present a 
series of English plays, acted by an 
all-English company? 

"It is especially unfortunate that the 
society should pick this season for its 
enterprise. It has been particularly 
bad for native artists, and the specta- 
cle of a home organization backing a 
foreign company with a time and 
money guarantee is, to say the least, 
galling. If the Society really and sin- 
cerely wished to benefit the stage, why 
not assist the American actor? We 
have enough capable actors and act- 
resses here without importing for- 
eigners, however high their attainment. 

"Last season the Society considered 
the plan of establishing a repertory 
theatre in New York for the production 
of American plays by American au- 
thors played by American actors. Why 
was not this project carried out? Did 
it fail of support? Was not a fund 
raised for the purpose? If it was, is 
any of the money so contributed being 
used for the Barker venture? How do 
the members of the society stand on 
the issue? Are there not some who 
prefer to have an American company 
receive the Society's support? It seems 
to me that these questions call loudly 
for answers. 

"In every field of industry 'Made in 
America* is the slogan. Why not have 
it applied to the American stage? Cer- 
tainly the American actor needs the 
support of his countrymen at this time 


William A. Brady has signed Leslie 
Fabcr as leading man for Grace 
George. Mr. Faber's first appearance 
with Miss George will he in her new 
play "Half a Bride," to he placed in 

rehearsal shortly. Mr. Fabcr has been 
placed under contract by Mr. Brady for 
a term of years, Chamberlain Brown 
having arranged the details of the con- 


The Herald and Times Wednesday 
printed the first story of the contem- 
plated booking deal between Klaw & 
Erlanger and the Shuberts. The many 
conferences held of late between Jos. 
L. Rhinock, Lee Shubert and A. L. 
Erlanger have led to several rumors 


of impending changes. Congressman 

Rhinock, representing George B. Cox, 
of Cincinnati, has been mostly con- 
cerned in the new arrangement, which 
it is said will finally be a general book- 
ing scheme. A process of elimination 
will reduce the present list of $2 houses 
booked by both Syndicates into two 
classes, $2 and $1, the latter circuit to 
be built up of those left over from the 
first class. 

In the large cities like New York and 
Chicago an adjustment of booking will 
also occur, it is reported. 

Just where all of the booking will be 
done, or whether the individual booking 
offices by both syndicates will be 
merged into one is not known at this 
time, according to the people con- 
cerned, who say that the matter is un- 
der discussion. 

Towns like Newark, Indianapolis and 
Detroit will be left with but one $2 
house. The theatrical conditions of 
the current season are what forced the 
closer alliance between the two large 
legitimate circuits, which have been 
booking under a general understanding 
since the peace pact was made. 

It is said that the new booking rela- 
tions to be entered into may bring the 
two Syndicates into still more friendly 
or binding relations. 


St. Louis, Jan. 6. 

Fritzi Scheff got in a huff Sunday 
night and because the orchestra at the 
Shubert did not have as many players 
by five as she desired she had a differ- 
ence with Manager Stoltz and refused 
to play. The box office money was re- 

Stoltz says the contract called for 
a certain number of players and that 
they were on hand. He says he did 
not intend to dig more of them up 
because Fritzi had a whimsical mo- 
ment; and Fritzi, in turn, says she 
doesn't propose to play where the or- 
chestra isn't right. The sale had been 

This is the first time Fritzi has been 
hooked for Sunday night. 

The show closes Jan. 9. 

$115,600 IN SIX WEEKS. 

Chicago, Jan. 6. 

"The Follies'' will leave the Illinois 
Saturday, forced to do so by the Cleve- 
land theatre (where the show goes 
next week) refusing to release the date. 

Flo Ziegfeld's production has been 
at the local house for six weeks. It 
will have played to $115,000 during that 
time, when this week's engagement 
ends. The show has drawn in capacity, 
$2,129, at every performance. 


"The Dancing Master" is the title of 
u new play which Francis Wilson has 
written. Several Broadway managers 
are looking it over with a view to pro- 
ducing it in New York. 

Wilson is still "at liberty," but does 
not appear to be worrying as he has 
a rainy day account to his credit. 


Although managers for the bigger 
part expected business to suffer a re- 
action after the tremendous box office 
receipts all over town last week, they 
have been rather agreeably surprised 
this week by the manner in which busi- 
ness has held up. 

The Auto Show is given credit for 
having helped the box offices. Up to 
Thursday of this week the majority of 
houses reported business surprisingly 
good. At "Watch Your Step," "Hello 
Broadway" and "Chin Chin" standing 
room had been sold for every perform- 
ance up to then. 


"90 in the Shade," the musical piece 
in which Marie Cahill and Richard 
Carle are starring will very likely be 
the attraction that will succeed "The 
Debutante" at the Knickerbocker. 
The piece is playing Buffalo this week 
and goes to Detroit next week, after 
which it will be brought to New York, 
according to present plans. 


Los Angeles, Jan. 6. 
Nellie F. Elsing, a picture actress, is 
in the hospital here. In a fit of de- 
spondency she took six tablets of bi- 
chloride of mercury and was found 
shortly after in her room in Edmonds' 
Hotel. She was rushed to St. Catherine 
hospital. Prompt work by the doctors 
may save her life. 

H. H. Frazee has decided he will 
send "Secret Strings" with Lou-Telle- 
gen to the Cort, Chicago, to follow 
"The New Henrietta" at that house 
when the popularity of the latter at^ 
tractions wanes. 

In the meantime the play will remain 
al the Longacre here. 


Boston, Jan. 6. 

"The Midnight Girl," with George 
Macfarlane, will close its tour Jan 16 
at the Shubert. The Trentini show will 
open the following Monday in the same 
house, continuing over the original 
route laid out for "The Girl." 


Max R. Wilmer, manager of the Na- 
tional (Yiddish) theatre on the lower 
Fast Side, sold out his interest in the 
house yesterday to Thomashefsky, for 
$15,000. Part of the consideration was 
turned over in cash, and the remainder 
ir kosher securities. 

Mr. Wilmer is now devoting his sole 
time to looking after the David Kess- 
lcr's National, another Yiddish Fast 
Side house. 


Several of the attractions in the Shu- 
bert theatres will he switched round 
rext week. "Lady Luxury," at the Cas- 
ino since Christmas, will move to the 
Comedy, replacing Marie Tempest at 
the latter theatre, and will remain there 
for two weeks. Jan. 25 the Jos. Weber 
production of "The Fallen Idol'' will 
go into the house. 

"Experience," which has been hold- 
ing forth at the Booth, will move to 
the Casino, playing at the $1 scale, and 
Winthrop Ames* 110,000 prize play, 
"Children of Earth," will open at the 
Booth Tuesday night. 

Marie Tempest will move over to 
Brooklyn next Monday from the Com- 
edy and later go into Philadelphia. 

When "Lady Luxury'' is housed at 
the Comedy, Frederick Edward Mc- 
Kay will be in charge. He has pur- 
chased an interest in the production. 
Jos. Herbert is to be the stage man- 
ager. Several new songs, composed 
for Ina Claire, the star of the piece, 
will be sung Monday for the first time. 

Changes in Hazel Dawn Show. 
Several changes were made in the 
Hazel Dawn show this week. William 
Danforth stepped out and Frank H. 
Doane went in, while the vVilmuth 
Merkyle role will hereafter be played 
by Carl Gansvoort. 

Kern Writing Frohman's Next 
Jerome D. Kern has been commis- 
sioned to write the music for a new 
comedy Charles Frohman is to pro- 
duce sometime in March. 


Philadelphia. Jan. 6. 
It was decided here late last week to 
continue the tour of "Suzi" and the 
company will close here Jan. 16, open- 
ing at the Majestic, Boston, Jan. 18. 


Amy Ricard is reported engaged for 
the principal role in "Ann of Harlem," 
the new George H. Broadhurst and 
Harry Von Tilzer piece. 


David Belasco is reported as having 
signed Florence Reed, who is at pres- 
ent appearing in "The Yellow Ticket" 
under the A. H. Woods' management 
Miss Reed is to be starred by Mr. 
Belasco in a new play next season. 



'The Firefly" (Arthur Hammer- 
stein's) closed its tour last Saturday in 
the middle west. 

If you don't advert!** In VARIETY, 
don't advertise 




Alfred Butt Abandoned Project at Palace When Frenchwoman 
Haggled Over Terms — Premiere Feb. 1. 

London, Jan. 6. 

"We arc none of us as clever as we 
think we are/* said an English theat- 
rical magnate recently. This is apropos 
of the exclusive bit of news cabled to 
Variety, from here a few weeks ago 
that Gaby Deslys would appear in a 
Barrie revue, to be produced at the 

Since then there was a change of 
plans, which was also cabled to Variety 
before the English papers had any 
knowledge of it. And thereby hangs a 

The Barrie revue referred to is the 
same one announced for production by 
Granville Barker and abandoned at re- 
hearsals owing to a squabble between 
the author and the producer. Alfred 
Butt had the piece originally, but re- 
linquished it to Barker, and when Bar- 
ker and Barrie had their little tiff Bar- 
rie paid some $6,500 worth of obliga- 
tions incurred in the proposed produc- 
tion in order to have a clear title to 
his property. Butt again came into con- 
trol of the production rights and nego- 
tiated with Mile. Deslys for the prin- 
cipal role. He told the wise little 
Frenchwoman, however, that owing to 
the unsettled state of affairs in London 
the best proposition he could make was 
$1,250 weekly and a percentage of the 
profits. "Non! NonI" exclaimed Gaby, 
and a lot of more French to the effect 
that there was "nothing doing" on the 
basis suggested by the manager. 

Therupon Mr. Butt, who hasn't time 
to spend dickering for any protracted 
period, set about making other arrange- 
ments for the Palace. In due course, 
when Gaby found that the incident was 
closed, she came to Butt and declared 
that she didn't wish to disappoint her 
Palace admirers and was prepared to 
reconsider the offer. But the manu- 
script had been once more returned to 

Sir James was agreeable to having 
Gaby play the leading feminine role 
and Charles Frohman will do anything 
within— or without — reason that Barrie 
may ask of him. So when the knighted 
author cabled to the international man- 
ager to ask him if he would produce 
the revue, Frohman promptly cabled 
back "Yes," and arranged to present it 
at the Duke of York's Feb. 1. But, 
while Gaby still has the leading part, 
she is not receiving a saiary of $1,250 
weekly, but playing altogether on per- 


Philadelphia, Jan. 6. 

Theatre managers all over town are 
gloomy over the opposition begun this 
week when Billy Sunday, described as 
the "whirlwind" evangelist, started a 
big revival. The meetings, which will 
last eight weeks, are held in a taber- 

nacle, especially built for the purpose, 
not far from the centre of the city 
and which has a capacity of approxi- 
mately 15,000. There has been no op- 
portunity as yet to estimate just how 
severe his effect on theatrical patron- 
age will be, but the campaign started 
off with a rush. Collections at the 
opening meetings Sunday were $7,500. 
The expenses of the campaign are esti- 
mated at $47,000, which will be made 
up from the collections, Sunday taking 
as his share the collection of the last 
day. There will be no meetings Mon- 
day. Tuesday afternoon and evening 
he "played" to capacity. 

Business taken generally has been 
satisfactory. There were no changes 
at the five principal houses, a recast- 
ing of bookings at the Broad and For- 
rest causing "Ben H;ur" to remain for 
another and final week at the Forrest 
to be followed by "The Girl of Girls," 
the new musical comedy, for one week. 

Billie Burke in "Jerry," originally 
booked for two weeks, has proven suc- 
cessful and has been extended for a 
third week at the Broad, to be followed 
Jan. 18 by Maude Adams in two plays 
by James M. Barrie. 

"Potash and Perlmutter" will wind 
up its run at the Garrick this week, 
after one of the most successful runs 
of the season. "The Peasant Girl," 
with Emma Trentini, at the Lyric, is 
doing nicely, and "Suzi" leaves the 
Adelphia Saturday night. 


New Orleans, Jan. 6. 

"Seven Keys to Baldpate" is doing 
splendid business at the Tulane. 

The attendance slumped off some- 
what at the Crescent this week, com- 
pared with what the Percy Haswell 
stock did last week. 

The Robert Mansfield Players are 
showing to slim crowds at the Lyric 

The burlesque stock troupe at the 
Dauphine is running along to profitable 

A feature picture is attracting big 
houses at the LaFayette. 


San Francisco, Jan. 6. 

Forbes Robertson took in over $17,- 
000 at the Cort last week and the indi- 
cations point to another big gross this 

The revival of "The Three Twins" 
at the Gaiety is not creating the furore 
expected, although business is fairly 

Henry Miller appeared* in "Daddy 
Long Legs" at the Columbia and had 
" fine opening. 

Allessandro Bevania Opera Co. had 
a promising start at the Alcazar. 

If you don't •4T«rtlM ia VARIETY, 
doa't adv«rtlM. 


Syracuse, Jan. 6. 

That the United States now has a 

Far Eastern horizon is recognized in 

the new musical play which D. V. 

Arthur offered at the Empire New 

Year's. This was the premiere of 
"Ninety in the Shade," and it may be 
stated Mr. Arthur has what looks like 
a winner. It is original in conception; 
its music is oddly interesting; it is 
consistent enough to rank as opera; 
it contains dramatic value, and it dis- 
plays superior comedians, singers, 
dancers and pretty girls. 

The plot deals with a rising of the 
natives of the Philippines against the 
white rulers, under a private who con- 
siders himself a "Tiger of the Pacific" 
This role gives an opportunity for the 
real man of the story — acted and 
sung' by Mr. Martindale — to win the 
hand of the American widow (Marie 
Cahill), whereby the hemp company's 
agent (Richard Carle) is left to make 
what disposition he can of his battered 
and toughened heart. 

Some of the others in the cast are 
Otis Harlan, Pedro De Cordoba, Flor- 
ence Dillon, Ralph Nairn, Eleanor 
Henry and Dorothy Arthur. 


Watertown, N. Y., Jan. 6. 

Because Manager W. Scott Mattraw 
insists on employing non-union stage 
hands at the City opera house, Presi- 
dent Shay, of the international organi- 
zation, is calling off employes of road 
shows booked for the house and pro- 
hibiting them from working in the 

The Myrkle-Harder stock company 
and "Bought and Paid For" had men 
withdrawn by the union, and the men 
remained away from the theatre while 
the shows were here, declaring they 
would not dare to risk losing their 

Manager Mattraw's trouble arose 
when he refused to discharge five men 
whom he hired when he had a slight 
difference of opinion with his union 
employes several weeks ago. He de- 
clares he will fight to a finish. 


The four combination houses in 
Brooklyn, the Montauk, Majestic, De- 
Kalb and Broadway, are very shy of 
attractions for the balance of this 
month. The Montauk closed Saturday 
night and up to Tuesday of this week 
there was not another attraction in 
sight for January. "Innocent" is at 
the Majestic this week and that house 
has nothing to follow. 

At the DeKalb pictures are showing 
this week and there is nothing to fol- 
low. The Broadway, Leo C. Teller's 
house in the Williamsburg section, will 
play pictures for the entire month. 


New Orleans, Jan. 6. 
By order of the courts the Lyric will 
be sold under the hammer Feb. 3. 

.The Lyric is owned by Henry Leh- 
mann and Charles E. (Parson) Davies. 
It was a prosperous institution for 
several years. 


Phylis Neilsen-Terry is not for 
deville. The English actress is at pret- 
erit considering two plays, one by 
Elesba Ramsey and the other by Alfred 
Decordova. She will have her own 

company to play the one selected. 

Basil Gill and Henry Ainley, two 
well-known English leading men, have 
offered their services to Miss Terry for 
her next play. 


Boston, Jan. 6. 

The new Toy theatre, a handsome 
house, financed and erected by Back 
Bay society, fell under the official baa 
of May^or Curley yesterday, as the re- 
sult of the climax of the fourth act of 
"Across the Border," the European 
peace-war drama by Marie Beulah Dix, 
which played at the Princess in New 

According to the mayor, it makes 
no difference whether the residents of 
Boston pay $1.50 a seat at the Toy 
or ten cents at a pop house, profanity 
will not be tolerated in Boston and 
shows coming to this city must cut but 
all curses. An occasional oath will be 
tolerated, but the stronger invectives 
whether intended to depict overwhelm- 
ing emotion or not are barred. 


Unless other plans are made to dis- 
place those now under way the Ander- 
son (Broncho Billy) Musical Comedy 
Stock Co., now being organized by 
Sam Rork, Anderson's general mana- 
ger, in the Matt Grau offices, New 
York, will open in San Francisco Feb. 
1 with "The Queen of the Movies" at 
the opening bill. 

Among those now under contract are 
Ralph Bottomley, May Boley and 
Valli Valli. 


Toronto, Jan. 6. 
Richard Walton Tully, author of 
"Omar, the Tent Maker," and other 
dramatic successes, is toon to marry 
Gladys E. Hanna, daughter of a To- 
ronto clergyman. 


A. H. Woods has appealed from the 
judgment of Supreme Court Justice 
Blanchard in the action brought 
against him by Dr. Phillip M. Grau- 
man, who claimed a 10 per cent in- 
terest in the profits of "Potash and 
Perlmutter," demanding an accounting.. 

In his opinion Judge Blanchard sug- 
gested the case should go to the higher- 
court for review. 


Chicago, Jan. 6. 
"Rolling Stones," the new Edgar 
Selwyn piece which Selwyn & Co. are 
producing, is scheduled to open at the 
La Salle Feb. 1. 

"Rolling Stones" was placed in re- 
hearsal this week. Among those In 
the cast is Richard Sterling. 


BURLESQUE B r Frederick m. mcCloy 

It was five years ago Monday of this 
week the Columbia Co. made the great- 
est move in its career. The opening of 
Che Columbia theatre at Broadway and 
47th street accomplished more for the 
advancement of burlesque than any- 
thing that had previously been done or 
that has since marked the progress of 
t&at type of entertainment. Coinci- 
dentally with this achievement, and 
largely due to the same cause, was the 
establishment of recognition for the 
Columbia Amusement Co. among the 
big concerns in American theatricals. 
The assumption of a $500,000 obliga- 
tion, because they had made up their 
minds that burlesque on Broadway 
would succeed, was only another ex- 
ample of the methods that had always 
been pursued by the directors of the 
Columbia in handling the corporation's 
affairs. If failure had been the out- 
come instead of the brilliant success 
that was achieved, it would not have 
embarrassed the company. They had 
made ample provision for this, although 
the possibility of failure was decidedly 
remote from their view. 

This judgment was shared by very 
few experienced showmen. It was the 
openly expressed opinion of many oper- 
ators in all ends of the business that 
the appeal of this form of amusement 
was confined to the denizens of the 
East and West Sides. But on that 
opening night, just five years ago, the 
Columbia was thronged with an audi- 
ence similar in every aspect to those 
which characterized opening nights at 
other theatres in the neighborhood, and 
it included many of the Broadway man- 
agers who seriously doubted the wis- 
dom of the undertaking. And, with de- 
cidedly slight variation, the conditions 
that marked the premiere have con- 
tinued to the present day. Burlesque 
on Broadway was accepted by the bet- 
ter, element of theatregoers and their 
patronage has been steadfast, thus fully 
sustaining the judgment of the direc- 
tors of the Columbia Amusement Co. 

The establishment of this place of 
amusement brought with it a stately 
office building to replace rows of dilapi- 
dated structures on Seventh avenue 
and on 47th street, which was distinctly 
beneficial to that neighborhood, not 
only as an adornment, but as a stimulus 
to realty values. Also, it attracted 
pedestrians to that point, thus ex- 
tending the popular thoroughfare from 
42nd street north on the east side of 
Broadway by several blocks. This has 
resulted not only in increased patron- 
age for the multitude of business con- 
cerns located between 45th and 47th 
streets, but its effects are shown in the 
beautifying of the stores made neces- 
sary by the demands and justified by 
the increase of business under the new 

Not least among its many resultant 
benefits was the addition of another 
beautiful theatre to the list of New 
York's superb temples of entertainment. 
It was in this last named circumstance 
that the general public was most inter- 
ested, as it was the one that occasioned 
the greatest surprise and placed the seal 
of approval upon the enterprise. To 

overcome the pretty generally enter- 
tained idea that burlesque perform- 
ances went hand in hand with cheap 
and garish environment required exact- 
ly what had been accomplished by the 
Columbia Amusement Co. A theatre 
comparable in beauty of decoration and 
furnishment with the best in New York 
had been created, and the new and con- 
stantly increasing clientele enjoyed the 
comforts and conveniences to which 
they were accustomed in other Broad- 
way theatres. 

The first step in the introduction of 
itself to Broadway theatregoers made 
a very favorable impression for the 
Columbia people. It remained only for 
them to follow this up with attractions 
that would furnish enjoyable entertain- 
ment. In this their success was de- 
cidedly variable. Luckily the first 
show, which was named "The Follies 
of New York and Paris," was wholly 
satisfying and started the new venture 
with impressive eclat. This was fol- 
lowed by Fred Irwin's "Majesties/' one 
of the best shows that has ever been 
given on the stage oi the Columbia. In 
all, 22 productions were given from the 
opening week until the close of the 
regular season, and of these there were 
only 12 of distinct merit. They were, 
in addition to the first two already men- 
tioned, "The Golden Crooks," Sam 
Scribner's "Big Show," "The Cracker- 
Jacks," "The Bowery Burlesque™,* 
"The Columbia Burlesquers," "The 
College Girls," "The Behman Show," 
Al Reeves' "Big Beauty Show" "The 
Merry Whirl" and "The Jersey Lilies." 
These were sandwiched in at irregular 
intervals with the ten shows that failed 
to help the ambitious scheme. 

But there was novelty to the jaded 
Broadwayite and always a prospect of 
a good show followed an unsatisfactory 
one. The brief season, extending from 
January to June, did not bring all of 
the Columbia Amusement Co.'s shows 
during this period, and many of the 
best were not seen until the beginning 
of the following season. In the mean- 
time all of the productions were being 
improved in accordance with the man- 
dates of the governing body, with the 
result that the following, or first full 
regular season, the Columbia theatre 
rolled up a record for receipts that was 
the talk of the whole show business in 

And this condition was steadily 
maintained up to last June when the 
house closed for the summer. So gen- 
erally was the success of the Columbia 
known conditions at that house became 
the barometer by which theatre-attend- 
ants all along Broadway was guaged. 
This was illustrated last September 
when the manager of a number of first 
class houses in this city met one of the 
executives of the Columbia on the 
street and asked the condition of busi- 
ness at that house. When told that it 
was fully 20 per cent, less than the pre- 
ceding season, the manager remarked, 
"Since that is the case at the Columbia, 
we may all take it for granted that ex- 
traordinary conditions exist that are 
making show business bad. With your 
immense regular clientele and your 
great drop-in trade affected, it shows 
that the general public is not going to 
the theatres this fall." 


A burlesque show from the Barton 
Wheel will open at Daly's theatre, 
Broadway and 29th street, next Mon- 
day, to play the week 50-50 with the 
house. Millie De Leon, "The Girl in 
Blue," is to be the extra attraction to 
the regular company, Niemer's "Sun- 
shine Girls." Prices will be 15, 25, 35 
and 50 cents. 

The immediate neighborhood which 
takes in considerable of the territory 
the former Eighth Avenue (Miner's) 
drew from will be thoroughly can- 
vassed, and a performance is to be 
given, according to report, that will 
rival the one now let loose weekly at 
the Olympic on Nth street. 

Daly's tried again with a feature 
"dope" film for the past ten days, but 
the house is considered hopeless for 


Pittsfield has been permanently with- 
drawn from the Extended Circuit. 
Some time ago that city was eliminat- 
ed, but so insistent was its manager to 
have it restored, the Columbia Amuse- 
ment Co. yielded, and it reopened 
Christmas Day. Since then the shows 
that have reached there have been con- 
fronted with the alternative of paying 
all the local bills, including salaries of 
the house attaches and the bill posting 
and newspaper advertising bills, or not 

The finish came Monday when "The 
Gay Widows" arrived and found that 
there was no fire in the furnaces and 
the honse was too cold to open. Man- 
ager Oberworth, of the company, took 
his people on to Springfield, where he 
opened Thursday afternoon. When 
General Manager Scribner became ac- 
quainted with the facts and after con- 
ference with his associates in the Co- 
lumbia directorate, he peremptorily 
threw Pittsfield out and the shows will 
hereafter lay-off three days between 
Bridgeport and Springfield. 


Cincinnati, Jan. 6. 

Harry Hart, manager of the Stand- 
ard, this week caused the arrest of 
Frank Livingston, advance agent of 
"The Girls from Happlyland," charg- 
ing libeL 

Hart alleges that Livingston caused 
to be circulated in this city cards and 
heralds setting forth that a dance con- 
test between white and negro girls and 
having sensational "cooch" features 
would be introduced as part of the per- 
formance at the Standard. 

Hart denies that any such perform- 
ance was contemplated and declares 
that the advertisement has done his 
theatre irreparable damage. Hart 
charges that Livingston "has it in" for 
himself or the Standard, while Living- 
ston declares the affair is the outcome 
of ill-feeling between Hurtig & Sea- 
mon, owners of the show, and Hart. 

Livingston was held for further ex- 
amination in the police court and gave 
$3,000 bail. 

All this is the outcome of the estab- 
lishment of burlesque on Broadway, and 
which is this week prosperously started 
on its sixth year. 


The Progressive Circuit, which in 
reality ceased to exist' early in Novem- 
ber, when the pick of its shows became 
part of the Extended Circuit, reached 
final collapse last Saturday night 
when General Manager James O. Bar- 
ton closed the offices in the Times 
building and left for Chicago. It is 
understood that Mr. Barton will now 
undertake to form a chain of theatres 
to play burlesque shows from the Mis- 
souri River to San Francisco. Since 
the wholesale secession from the 
Progressive to the Columbia Extend- 
ed occurred, Barton has hung on with 
six shows, but the excessive railroad-, 
ing and inability to get consecutive 
bookings was too heavy a burden and 
the struggle was finally and permanent- 
ly abandoned. Early last fall when the 
directors of the Progressive Circuit, in- 
cluding Fred Stair, Dr. Lothrop, Tom 
Sullivan, Charles Franklin and L. M. 
Crawford agreed upon plans to merge 
their business with the Columbia Ex- 
tended, Mr. Barton was the only man 
of the group to interpose objection. 
The result was serious financial loss to 
many managers covering the period 
between the original proposal to merge 
and the ultimate decision of the direct- 
ors to drop out of the Progressives. 


Hagerstown, Md., Jan. 6. 

State's Attorney Scott M. Wolfinger 
announced that there will be no prose- 
cution of Evelyn Walker, or Daly, the 
chorus girl, who gave birth to a child 
in the Hotel Clarion last Tuesday, and 
who later placed the little one in a 
corridor of the Dagmar Hotel. The 
chorus girl-mother is now at the Wash- 
ington County Hospital with her babe, 
and both are doing well. 

According to the actress, the child 
was born Tuesday morning. It was 
after nightfall when she went to the 
roof of the hotel, walked to the wall of 
the Dagmar Hotel and placed the in- 
fant through a barred window, which 
was open. The child, when found, was 
wrapped in towels, in a pillow-case. 
The mother states she is a widow, that 
her husband died two years ago, and 
that she has a child living in Wash- 
ington. Her name given at the time 
she entered the hospital was Evelyn 
Walker. This the young woman has 
corrected to Evelyn Daly, and she 
states her mother is Mrs. Jennie Sulli- 
van, of New York avenue, Washing- 


Barney Gerard is figuring on a sum- 
mer run in one of the western Colum- 
bia houses for his "Follies of the Day." 
Mr. Gerard announces his attraction as 
"A Satirical Musical Question" entitled 
"What Does the Public Want?" 

Chorus Girl Weds. 

Hartford, Conn., Jan. 6. 
Edith Parfray, of the chorus of "The 
College Girls," left the show in Boston 
Christmas Day for Detroit, where she 
has since married Jack Oldfield, a 
nephew of the speedy Barney. Her 
place was taken by Cleo Lewis. 




It has frequently happened that good 

vaudeville acts have failed to score 

simply because they were placed on a 
bill following an extraordinarily strong 

If "The Girls from Happyland" show 
had not followed the Stone-Pillard 
"Social Maids" production at the Co- 
lumbia, it would very likely have made 
a much more favorable impression than 
it has this week. While most of the 
material has very frequently been used 
by other shows at that house during 
the past three or four seasons, much 
of it is good and the only fault that 
can be found with it is its antiquity. 

It seems a hopeless task to make 
some burlesque managers understand 
that only by the use of new material 
may they expect more than meagre 
returns. These men complain of "con- 
ditions" that play havoc with their 
receipts when, as a matter of fact, the 
conditions are largely faults of omis- 
sion upon their part. They sanction 
the use of gags, situations and scenes 
that they themselves have watched in 
their own and in other shows with 
never a thought apparently of striving 
to buy or create something new. If 
they were to go into a store to pur- 
chase a suit of clothes and were con- 
fronted with stacks of wearing apparel 
that had lain on the shelves or coun- 
ters for two or three or more years, 
they would very likely express con- 
tempt for the merchant that would pre- 
sume to interest them in such wears. 

And yet this is just what a majority 
of dealers in burlesque are offering 
their customers. In the case of "The 
Girls from Happyland," nearly every 
line and scene used by Leo Stevens in 
the "Columbia Burlequers" three years 
ago, is now being utilized by that 
comedian for the first part of this per- 
formance. Mr. Stevens plays it thor- 
oughly well and it gets over to some 
extent for that reason. It is to be as- 
sumed Mr. Stevens does not know that 
during the three years of his absence 
from the Columbia Circuit a great deal 
of his material has been used by other 
players. And his failure to score as 
strongly as upon the occasion of his 
last engagement at the Columbia is at 
tributed solely to that fact. 

The last act of the performance un- 
der notice was used by "The Taxi 
Girls" last season and with the same 
cast except Stevens and his wife, Helen 
Jessie Moore. Neither act is suitable 
to a woman star, and Princess Luba 
Meroff, the star of this organization, is 
seriously handicapped thereby. 

Princess Meroff is a delightful artiste 
and given the proper opportunities she 
would undoubtedly shine brilliantly in 
the conspicuous position she occupies. 
As it is, she is obliged to rely entirely 
upon her specialty to assert her un- 
doubted skill. This feature of her per- 
formance is the one commanding and 
thoroughly satisfying incident in the 
entire show excepting the musical num- 
bers which are refreshingly new and 
which are for the most part delight- 
fully led by Nellie Lockwood. It is 
a genuine r>itv that an artiste, pos- 
sessing as much cleverness as does 
Luba Meroff, should have so little of 
importance to do. 

That a show can go along for 20 

weeks without some effort being made 
to build it up where it is so manifestly 
weak is incomprehensible. Surely such 
men as Leo Stevens, Frank Harcourt, 
and Marty Ward, as well as Joe Hur- 
tig, the producer, every one of whom 
is experienced, intelligent and resource- 
ful, could without any very great ef- 
fort transform this show into some 
semblance of attractiveness, and their 
neglect so to do can only be accounted 
for by indolence or lack of interest. 
There is not an individual in this cast 
who does not possess the ability to do 
exceedingly admirable work. They 
demonstrate this in the manner in 
which they handle the material allotted, 
but it is a forlorn undertaking to enter- 
tain the public with gags and scenes 
with which patrons of burlesque houses 
are as familiar as they are with a story 
they have heard time and time again. 

With the season not quite half over 
and knowing the needs of this "Hap- 
pyland" performance, there is still time 
to take vigorous and effective action to 
put this show into shape. It is only 
necessary to give the undoubtedly cap- 
able people in the cast something to do 
that is worthy their talents. 



Philadelphia, Jan. 6. 

"The Frolics of 1914" of the Barton 
Burlesque Wheel, closed Saturday at 
the Arch Street theatre. 

It was stated members of the show 
received only $5.00 for the week. The 
house and show managers tried to 
communicate with. Barton, but were un- 

The Arch Street may play stock 


The Empress, Columbus, was opened 
as a regular Extended Circuit house 
Monday of this week with "The Tango 
Queens" and the Temple at Fort 
Wayne, Sunday, with "The City 

Both houses played to capacity audi- 
ences afternoon and night, and business 
since then has been very large with 
every prospect of a continuation of 
these conditions throughout the season. 


"A Trip to Paris," a former Progres- 
sive Wheel show, which has been hop- 
scotching in the west since the collapse 
of that circuit, arrived in Buffalo Sun- 
day of this week to play at the Garden 
theatre under the management of A. C. 
Bidwell. Learning of this intention, 
the International Railway Co., which 
owns the property, ordered the house 
closed and put a watchman in charge. 
In consequence of this, the members of 
the company are said to be stranded in 


"The Social Maids" did a remarkable 
business at the Columbia theatre last 
week. Deducting the gross for the 
midnight show, which was practically 
capacity, and figuring the New Year's 
Eve and the New Year's day business 
at the average daily business earlier in 
the week, the receipts v.cre the largest 
of the season at that hou*«- 


Traveling stock companies, playing 
eastern territory, cleaned up on their 
eight days' engagements, dating from 
Christmas. Not one lost money dur- 
ing that period, according to report. 

Of the companies getting the big re- 
turns the Charles K. Champlin, Billy 
Allen and Margaret Fields organiza- 
tions topped the list. 

Allentown, Pa., Jan. 6. 
The Charles K. Champlin stock 
company registered $3,981.35 on its 
eight days' stay here at the Lyric, be- 
ginning Christmas, establishing a new 
house record for stock and eclipsing 
Champlin's former high water mark 
of two seasons ago by $481.35. 

Cumberland, Md., Jan. 6. 
Billy Allen's musical comedy com- 
pany did $3,500 on its eight days' (start- 
ing Christmas) stay here at the Cum- 

Newburgh, N. Y., Jan. 6. 
The Margaret Fields' stock (Doc 
March, manager) took in $2,400 for 
its eight days' engagement at the 

Asbury Park, Jan. 6. 
Winifred St. Clair and her stock 
company registered $2,542 on its New 
Year's week engagement here at Wal- 
ter Rosenberg's house. 

Other stocks in the east which 
played eight days straight to big busi- 
ness are the Myikle-Harder Co., City 
opera house, Watertown, N. Y.; Kirk 
Brown, Playhouse, Hudson, N. Y. 
(reaching around the $2,500 mark); 
Chatterton Stock, Collingwood, Pough- 
keepsie, N. Y., and the Chicago Stock, 
opera house, Amsterdam, N. Y. 


Frank Gersten appears to have made 
a ten strike with his stock burlesque at 
the Prospect in the Bronx. Business 
at that house has steadily been large 
since the opening a few. weeks ago. 
Last week with Millie DeLeon, "The 
Girl in Blue," the gross exceeded $4,- 
000, of which Miss DeLeon received 
over $1,200 for her share. 

If you don't odv«rtU« in 
doa't odvortise. 

VAT.': IV, 


Baltimore, Jan. 6. 

Cwing to the sudden illness of 
Grace Huff, the leading woman with 
the Poli Players, she was unable to 
appear this week in "The Girl of the 
Golden West," and her place is being 
taken by Beth Franklin, a local favor- 

Miss Huff is suffering from a com- 
plete breakdown. With the exception 
of a short vacation in the summer, she 
has appeared in every bill presented by 
the Poli management. She collapsed 
several days ago and was ordered by 
her physician to give up her work im- 
mediately and rest. 


John Docking, who manages Poll's, 
Scranton, Pa., was in New York Tues- 
day. Vaudeville is running at his house, 
but in the summer Docking has a new 
policy underlined. For ten weeks he 
will give 'em comic opera, and for the 
remainder of the summer dramatic 
stock. Docking was seriously ill for 
some time, but is now in good health. 

Walter S. Baldwin came in from 
Duluth Monday «to engage new players 
for his stock there. 

Ed. V. Renton, managing Poli's, Bal- 
timore, was around the agencies Tues- 
day engaging new people for the Mary- 
land city. 

£. V. Phelan, manager for the Les- 
ter Lonergan stock, Lynn, Mass., be- 
tween trains Tuesday engaged a new 
leading woman. 

Paul Scott and Bert Lytell com- 
prised an entertainment committee 
which showed th* visitors some of the 
new buildings in the Times square 

Lytell, who is a principal with the 
Marie Dressier Co., 39th Street theatre, 
will head his own stock next summer, 
locating permanently in some New 
York town. With Lytell will be his 
wife, Evelyn Vaughan, also playing 
with the Dressier Co. 


Perth Amboy, N. J., Jan. 6. 
The Auditorium goes into stock next 
Monday with a company headed by 
Ed. Hayes and Louise Price. It will 
be under O. E. Wee's management. 

Lancaster, Pa., Jan. 6. 

The Wilsmith Musical Comedy Com- 
pany is playing "Alma, Where Do You 
Live?" at the Fulton here this week, its 
second in musical comedy stock. The 
initial bill was "Mary's Lamb." The 
management declares returns have been 

In the company are Florence Mackie, 
prima donna; Arthur Burckly, tenor; 
Raymond Crane, Eulalia Young, Ralph. 
Wipperly, Marguerite Crawford, Gus 
Buell, George C. Hall, Meade Foster, 
Dorothy Sterling, James Lang and 
Bella Brown. Frank Hogan is business 

"Chocolate Soldier" is underlined. 

Spokane, Jan. 6. 
Ten and twenty-five cent prices arc 
announced for the engagement of the 
Delia Pringle stock company at the 
American, which opened last week. The 
Raker Players, across the street at the 
Auditorium, are at 25-50. The opening 
bill of the Pringle troupe is "The Lion 
and the Mouse." C. K. Van Auker is 
leading man, 12 in the company. 

Henry Jacobs Travelling West. 
Henry C. Jacobs, of Jacobs & Jer- 
mon, left New York or. Monday for an 
extended trip to the west. Mr. Jacobs 
will visit each one of the ten or more 
Columbia burlesque shows in which his 
firm is interested. 



BILLS NEXT WEEK (January 11) 

In Vaudeville Theatres, Playing Three or Lett Shows Daily 

(All houtcs open (or thr week with Monday matinees, when not otherwise indicated.) 
Theatres listed as "Orpheum" without any further distinguishing description are on the 
Orpheura Circuit. Theatres with "Loew" following name are on the Loew Circuit. 

Agencies booking the houses are noted by single name or initials, such as "Orph," Orpheum 
Circuit— "U. B. O..' United Booking Oflficcs-"W. V. A.," Western Vaudeville Managers' Asso- 
ciation (Chicago)— "P," Pantages Circuit— "Inter," Interstate Circuit (booking through W. V. A.). 
— "M," James C. Matthews (Chicago).— "B B O," Broadway Booking Office.— 'Tr, M Proctor Circuit. 

New York 

Mildred Blanchard Co 
Tarro Mlyake 
Maggie Cllne 
McWattera A Tyson 
"Filing Furnace" 
Juliette Dike 
Slgnor Bag6nghl 
Mack A Orth 
Claudius A Scarlet 
J a W Henntnga 
Marshall Montgomery 
Brooks ft Bowen 

PALACE (orph) 
Valeska Burstt Co 
Orvllle Hsrrold 
Henrietta Croaman Co 
Haveman's Animals 
Mr ft Mrs McGreevy 
C A F Van 
Nan HalpeUn 
Gardner Trio 
(One to fill) 

Nesblt ft Clifford 
Ryan ft Lee 
Pall ft West 
Will Ward A Olrla 
Madden ft FlUpatrlck 
Rwle Lloyd 
Coakley Hantey A D 
Rosa Valerie ft 
Sp ramie ft McNVece 

"Song Revue 1914" 
Henry B Dlxey 
Catherine Calvert Co 
Marie Nordstrom 
Seven Bracks 
Clark ft Verdi 
Raymond ft Bain 
The Glorias 

ROTAL (Ubo) 
Clark ft Hamilton 
Nellie Nichols 
Harry Csrroll 
Condon Devereaux Co 
Poganny's Rakers 
Frldkowsky Troupe 
Carl Demareat 
Mcvako* Twins 

The Klniers 
Lucy Tonge 
Wood ft Lawson 
Teacea A Termlna 
Morosoo A Brown 
Milt A Dolly Nobles 
Edns Lubv Co 

"Way Out" 
Andy Rice 
Mystlo Bird 
Carroll A Hlckey 
Gertrude Bsrnes 
4 Gillies 
(Three to fill) 
2d half 
McDermott A Wallace 
Hershel Hendler 
Brady ft Mahony 
Lady Lou 
Mueller Bros 
Gertrude Barnes 
Kanaiawa Trio 
(Two to All) 

7TH AVE (loew) 
Thornton A Corlew 

Edmund Hayes Co 
Avellng A Lloyd 
Kanazawa Trio 

(Two to fill) 
2d half 
Eugene Troupe 
Coleman Goct* 
"Last Hope" 
Holme* A Wells 
(Two to mi > 
Hershel Hendlcr 
"Dairy Maids" 
Naldy A Naldy 
Olldlng O'Mecrs 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Edward O'Rell 
Van A Ward Girls 
Lou Hoffman 
Gardner Vincent Co 
Maud Tiffany 
Martell'a Manikins 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
2 Georges 

McDermott & Wnllare 
Dean's Phantoms 
"netwern Trains" 
Chris Richards 
(Ono to fill) 

2d half 
Al Rlpon 
Whitney's Dolls ret De;ine 
I'Mmund Haves Co 
VMIIlpa A White 
Richard Wally 
(One to fill) 

LINCOLN (loew) 
(\;nnors A Witt 
•■Claim Agent" 
LaUclle Tltcomb Revue 

Lew Wella 
Richard Wally 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Madge Caldwell 
Ethel Mae Barker 
Geo Randall Co 
Andy Rice 
Ben Beyer A Pro 
(One to All) 

NATIONAL (loew) 
Boyce ft Kastor 
Thompson's Horses 
Mr ft Mrs Hugh Era- 

Armstrong A F >rd 
Belleclalre Bros 
(Two to AH) 

2d half 
Largee ft Shee 
Jones ft Johnson 
LaBelle Titcomo Revuu 
Walter Brower 
(One to fill) 

GREELEY (loew) 
W J DuBols 
Coleman Goetz 
Monarch Comedy 4 
Gardner Vincent Co 
Jones ft Johnson 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 

Simpson A Deane 
Kaufman Sisters 
Thompson's Horses 
Lew Wella 
Avellng ft Lloyd 
4 Gillies 

NEW YORK (loew 
Arno ft Stlckney 
8am Mann Players 
Phillips ft White 
Lamb's Manikins 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Von Hampton A Joct- 

Waterbury B A Tenuy 
3 Alex 
(Three to fill) 

DELANCEY (loew) 
Lou Hoffman 
Largay A 8hee 
Walter Brower 
"On the Riviera" 
(Four to fill) 

2d half 
Mas West 

"Just Half Way" 
Monarch Comedy 4 
Ross Troupe 
(Three to fill) 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Trlxie Frlgansa 
Conroy A Models 
Oeorgle Wood 
Hoey~A Lee 
Bert Erroll 
Fred J Ardsth Co 
Paul Conchas 
Joe Cook 
Burr A Hope 

Irene A Bob Smith 
Crossman A Steward 
Lady Alice's Pets 

"Neptune's Garden" 
Doyle A Dixon 
Matthews Sbayne Co 
Grace Hazard 
Vinton A Buster 
Okabe Jap- 
Marion Murray Co 
Lucas A Lucille 
Cameron Sisters 

Frank Keenan Co 
Conroy A Le Maire 
Toby Claude Co 
Bird Mlllmnn Co 
Klsher A Green 
Pert Levy 
Hopkins Sisters 
Harry Preen 
LaToy Pros 

BIJOU (loew) 
Alf Rlpon 
Laurie A Aleen 
Pert Melrose 
Kaufman Sisters 
Ceo Randall Co 
Sherman Van & Hy 
Royal Gascognea 

2d half 

"Between Trains" 
Carroll & Hlckey 
10 Dark Knights 
W J Kelly 
Hellei'lalre Pros 
(One to fill) 

PLAT BUSH (loew) 
Simpson * Deane 
Leo Peers 
Holmes & Wells 

Clayton Drew Players 
Maud Tiffany 
Whitney's Dolls 
Brady £ Mahoney 
Eugene Troupe 

2d half 
The Halkinga 
3 Harvey Girls 
Tom u Stasia Moore 
Pert Melrose 
Arno A Stickney 
"Dairy Maids" 
Armstrong A Ford 
Weise Troupe 

SHUBERT (loew) 
Carbrey Bros 
Elizabeth Cutty 
"Last Hope" 
Henry Frey 
Pen Beyer A Bro 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Mystic Bird 
Connors A Wltl 
Franklyn Ardel Co 
Murray K Hill 
(Two to fill) 

COLUMBIA (loew; 
Ward A Shubert 
Murray K Hill 
Muller Bros 
Rose Troupe 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Berae A Kasper 
Mr A Mrs H Emuii-tt 
Ben A Hasel Manu 
W J DuBola 
(Two to fill) 

LIBERTY (loew) 
The Brigntona 
Johnson A Dean 
Stalne's Circus 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Sam Mann Players 
Duffy Geisler A L 
(Three to fill) 

FULTON (loew) 
Mae West 
"Lady Lou" 
3 Kelos 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Billy Quirk 
Laurie A Alleen 
Elizabeth Cutty 
"Way Out" 
Sherman Van A Hy 
Royal Oasooynes 

AJlenUaywn* Pn. 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
(Splits with Baeton) 

1st half 
Joe Kennedy 
Mack Albright A M 
'The Tamer" 
"Lonesome Lassies" 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 

(Splits with Johns- 

1st half 

Garcenettl Bros 

Jack Simons 

Dean A Fey 

"Bachelor Dinner" 

Atlanta* Gau 

De Lesalo Bros 
Claire Rochester 
Beaumont A Arnold 
Comfort A King 
Mr Hymack 
Will Rogers 
"Colonial Days" 
Aurora, 111. 
FOX (wva) 
1st hair 
Aduras Pros 
Banister A Hayes 
Tyler St Clair 3 
Orpheus Comedy 4 
Richard The Great 

O'Nell A Dixon 
Weston A Young 
Push Bros 
Marie Russell 
Gwynn A Gossett 
Murray Bennett 
Adgle'e Lions 

Bessie Clayton Co 
Plckel & Watsen 
J C Nugent Co 
Eveleen Dunmore 
I*a Graciosa 
Donahue A Stewart 
Werner Amoros Co 
Ford A Truly 
Vandinoff A Louie 

Baeajer, Me. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
(Splits with Lewis- 

1st half 
Tuttle's Parrots 
Fiak A Fowler 

"Petticoat Minstrels" 
Mabel Johnstone 
The Gladiators 

MIOlBCay Meat, 

BABCOCK (loew) 
David Kallkoa 
Hartley A Pecan 
Marshall P Wilder 
"Grey of Dawn" 
Recklieas Trio 


LYRIC (ubo) 
Jacob's Dogs 
Kramer A Morton 
Leroy Lytton Co 
J A E Dooley 
Arthur Prince 
Kirk A Fogarty 
Two Alfreds 

itlvenalagtoa, 111. 

2d half 
Gordon a Day 
Hurst WatU A Hurst 
Wood A Wyde 
Blneflelda, W. Va. 
ELKS (ubo) 
1st half only 
-Irish Am 4 
Ks telle Churchill 
Wright A Rich 


ORPHEUM (loew) 
Billy Klnkald 
Dooley A Joyce 
Stage Struck Kids 
Subers A Keefe 
Madden A Clogg 
(Three to illl) 

2d half 
Circle Comedy 4 
Moss A Fry 
Sigsbee'a Dogs 
(Five to fill) 

ST. JAMES (loew) 
Beth Challia 
Edmonds A Basil 
B Kelly Forest 
Singer's Midgets 
(Two to ail) 

2d half 

Singer's Midgets 
(Four to fill) 

GLOBE i loew) 
Wm Weston Co 
Madge Maltland 
Talau Bros 
(Four to fill) 

2d half 
Dooley A Joyce 
Bubers A Keefe 
Lester Trio 
Harvey DeVora 3 
Warren A FrancU 
(Two to fill) 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Emma Carua 
Hughls Jennings 
Madame Dores Co 
Connolly A Wenrlch 
Allen Brooks Co 
Corelll A Gillette 
Aerial Buds 
Dancing LaVars 
Frank Mullane 
ftfrtilBenert, Conn. 
POLI'S ubo) 

1st half 
Musical Wolfe 
LAB Dywer 
Barrett A Opp 
Baby Helen 
Linton Lawrence 
"Lawn Party" 

2d half 
Chas Thompson 
Ed Morton 
Reglna Conell 
Cardo A Noll 
(One to fill) 


SHEA'S (ubo) 
Nazzaro Troupe 
Aubrey A Rich 
The Volunteers 
Laddie Cliff 
Walter c Kelly 
Homer Miles Co 

EMPRESS (loew) 
Juggling DeLisle 
Stuart Plack Co 
Crawford & Broderlck 
"Ye Olde Halloween" 
Tom Mahoney 
Ergottl's Lilliputians 
Calgary, Can. 

Lander Stevens Co 
Allen's Minstrels 
Knapp A Cornelia 
Corr Thomas 3 
I^eona Guerney 
Gllmore A Ramlnoff 

Charleston, ». c. 

(Splits with Savan- 
1st half 
Flying Henrys 
Jewell Comedy 4 

Weston 4 Leon 
8katers BUouvs 
(One to fill) 

Charlotte, S. C. 
let half 
Rex's Circus 
L A Julie 
Howard A Byman 
Co Jack George 
2d half 
Callaway A Roberts 
Little Miss Jean 
Rowland A Farrell 
Rex's Circus 


MAJESTIC (orph) 
Irene Franklin 
Shean A Warren 
Ma Belle A Ballet 
JAM Burke 
J Kennedy Co 
Boland A Hoist 
Lookett A Waldron 
"Act Beautiful" 

PALACE (orph) 
Sylvester Schafer 
Hans Kronold 
Gallager A Carlin 
Webb A Burns 
Rlesner A Gores 
The Grazers 

ACADEMY (wva) 
Paddock A Paddock 
Duke A Allen 
Richard Malloy Co 
Joe Daniels 
Herbert's Seals 
2d Half 
Mualcal Macks 
Ezra Kendall Co 
Frank Rogers 
Vittorlo A Georgetto 
EMPRESS (loew) 

Halited St 
(Open Sun Mat) 
LeMalre A Dawson 
"Vaude in Mkyland" 
Brlerre A King 
Oracle Emmett Co 
Blanche Sloan 
2d half 
Burke A Harris 
Anderson A Golnes 
W H St James Co 
Musical Avalos 
Stewart Sis A Escorts 
McVICKERS (loew) 
Owen McGlveney 
Rockwell A Wood 
Bennett Sisters 
Nowlln A St Clair 
E Whiteside A Picks 
Olympic Trio 
Wilson A Wilson 
Nell McKlnley 
Cevene Troupe 

AMERICAN (loew) 
Burke A Harris 
Anderson A Golnes 
W H St Jsmes Co 
Musical Avalos 
8tewart 81s A Escorts 

2d half 
LeMalre A Dawson 
"Vaud In Mkyland" 
Brlerre A King 
Oracle Emmett Co 
Blanche Sloan 

COLONIAL (loew) 
Rondas Trio 
Geo A Lilly Garden 
Smith A Pullman 
Mints A Palmer 
Gresham A LaRue 
Wormwood 'a Animals 

2d half 
Alpha Troupe 
Van Berkley 3 
Bogart A Nelson 
Hippodrome Four 
The Stantons 
Australian Waltes 
STAR HIPP (loew) 
Collier A DeWalde 
The Colbya 
Van Barklay 3 
Mondane Phillips 

2d half 
Turner A Grace 
Harry Deaves 
Smith A Pullman 
LeRoy A Paul 

• t«i#>ln*at « 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Mnxlne Pros 
Bill Pruitt 
Mr A Mrs Connolly 
Fields A Lewis 
Moran A Wiser 
Ruth Roye 
Blanche Ring 
Sylvia Loyal Co 


HIP (ubo) 
Pinlfax A Panlo 
Marie Dorr 
O'Brien Havel Co 
Eddie Foy Co 
L A F Bruch 
Milton Pollock Co 
Chang Wha Four 
Lorretta Twins 

Olive Vail Go 
Paul Kleist Go 

Dnvennert, la. 

Dunbar's Dragoons 
Stone A Hayes 
Rose A Bills 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Conley Sisters 
Mlllory Co 
Holden A Herron 
Jetter A Rodgers 
(One to fill) 


Elphye Snowden Co 
Lewis A Russell 
Harry Gllfoll 
Travilla Bros A S 
Fremont Benton Co 
Llna Abarbanell 
Corbett Sheppard A D 

EMPRESS (loew) 
Davis A Matthews 
Hoyt A Wardell 
Mcintosh A Maids 
Bernard A Harrington 
Fred HUlebrand 
Nichols Nelson Tr 

Col Jack George 
L A H Oaken 
(One to fill) 

(Open Sun Mat) 
Claude Golden 
Gertrude Coghlan Co 
Three Types 
Prelle's Dogs 
Cleo Gascolgne 


TEMPLE (ubo) 
Adelaide A Hughes 
Mrs Gene Hughs Co 
Wllla Holt A'akefleld 
Charley Case 
Hawthorne A Inglis 
Shannon A Annia 
Roxy LaRocca 
Alpine Troupe 


American Dancers 
Joe A Lew Cooper 
Chas Weber 
Lydell Rogers A L 
Waldemer Young A J 
(Two to fill) 
NEW GRAND (wva) 
Eldora Co 
Kelley A Drake 
Robert Hall 
Hong Kong Mysterlet 

2d half 
Wm DeHollls Co 
Nick Santora Co 
Bensee A Baird 
Imperial Japs 

Baetosu Pa. 

ABLE OH (ubo) 
(Splits with Allen- 

1st half 
Howell Bisters 
Craig A Williams 
Seagram A Garrett 
Ed Morton 
Pekln Mysteries 


KEITH'S (ubo) 
Blnns A Burt 
Xcwhoff A Phelps 
Bruce Duffet Co 
Willie Weston 
Marks Bros Co 
Muller A Stanley 
W C Fields 

DnnvtUe. Inrt. 

LYRIC (wva) 
1st half 
Vlttorio A Georgette 
Kcnney No A Piatt 

tten. Cam. 
Musical Nosses 
"The Operator" 
Marco Twins 
3 Arleys 
Howard A Mason 

■lkJaart. lad. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 

Margaret Calvert 
Florence Modena Co 
Fred Sosman Co 
Johnson Ho*vard A L 

2d half 
Karlton A K 11 fiord 
Brawn Slaters 
ErzA Kendall Jr Co 
Madison A I^aird 
Bouncer * Circus 

Urle, Pa. 

Ix>uls Stone 
Sherman A Uttry 
Emmett Devoy Co 
Primrose 4 
The Cromwells 

Fall Itlvrr. Ma*-. 

ACADEMY (loew) 
Slgsbee's Dogs 
Circle Comedy 4 
Sullivan Keogh Co 
Harvey DeVora 3 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Madge Maltland 
Wm Weston Co 
Billy Klnkaid 
(Two to fill) 

Ore erf Raped*, Mloh 

EMPRESS (ubo) 
The Lelands 
Edwin George 
Lottie Williams Co 
Harriet Burt 

Fields & Browning 
Kremuka Bros 

Cireennboro, 9. C. 


1st half 
Little Miss Jean 
Callaway & Roberts 
Roach & McCurdy 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Annlu Abbott 


ORPHEUM (wva) 
Billy Klnkald 
Baron Llchter 
Martini A Maxmllllan 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Leonard Anderson Co 
Olive Vail Co 
Smiletta Bros A Mora 
(One to fill) 

HarrUassuv, Pa. 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Brown A McCormlck 
Moneta Five 
Gillette A Monroe 
"Breath of Air" 
Smith Cook A Bran 
Cowboy Minstrels 
The Gaudschmldts 

Ifnrtford, Conn. 

POLI'S (ubo) 
1st half 
Chas Thompson 
Burns A Acker 
Norton Payne 
Reglnia Conelll 
Cardo A Noll 
7 Romans 

2d half 
Musical Wolfs 
Murphy A Lockman 
Spanish Gaudlnaa 
LAB Dwyer 
Linton A Lawrence 
"Lawn Party" 

Hobeken. N. J. 

LYRIC (loew) 
Von A Ward Girls 
The Halkings 
(Three to fill) 
2d half 
"Murder 1st Degree" 
The Brlghtons 
(Three to fill) 


KEITH'S (ubo) 
The Kramers 
Frank Markley 
McDevltt Kelly A L 
Little Nap 
Toner A Norman 
Frank Fogarty 
Collins A Hart 
(One to fill) 

Jnckaenville, Fin. 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Eddie Howard Co 
Lightner A Jordan 
Exposition 4 
Marga de la Rosa 
Skating Bear 

Joksitows. Pa. 

(Splits with Altoona) 

1st half 
The Bheldons 
Felix A Barry Girls 
(One to fill) 

Jollet, m. 

ORPHBUM (wva) 
2d half 
Calloway A Elliott 
Banister A Hayes 
Elsie Rose 
Howard A White 
Orpheus Comedy 4 

Knaves* CM? 

Swor A Mack 
Rendlx Players 
The Sbarrocks 
Gertrude Hoffman Co 
Meehan's Doge 
(Two to fill) 

EMPRESS (loew) 
Canaris A Cleo 
BUI Robinson 
Bobbe A Dale 

Haydn Burton A H 
Black A White 

Kokomo. Ind. 

LIFE (wva) 
Norwood A Anderson 
Mig City Four 
Gordon B A Kangaroo 
(Ono to fill) 

2d half 

Kenney. No A Piatt 
The ticorgettls 
(One to nil) 

Lewlsten* Me. 

(Splits with Bangor) 

1st half 
Foster A Dog 
Marlns A Clemants 
:t Ellisons 
Owen Wright 
Puffin Redcay Tr 


Hurnham A Irwin 
Hunting A Frnncls 
Hubert Dyer Co 
Al Rover & Sister 
Will Oakland Co 
Ben Deely Co 
John Gelger 

!<«»<« ^nirelec 

Alfred Bergen 
Marry & Wolfo.d 
Inhoff Conn V Cor 
A Monkey Circus 
Platov A GlftKer 
Johnny Johnston Co 

Minnie Allen 
Splnette Quintet 

EMPRESS (loew) 
Dixon A Dixon 
Mel lor A DePaula 

Nichols Sisters 

Dancing Nerelda 
Strenuous Daisy Co 
Laurie Ordwsy 
Davie A Walker 
DeWltt Young A 81s 


KEITH'S (ubo) 
Alf Holt 
Dooley A Rugel 
Davis Family 
Dfinedln Duo 
Drummer of 76 
Farrell Taylor 3 

Lowell, Mean. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
Peyton A Green 
Gltson A Demott 
"Tango Chief" 
Joe Moras 
Eddie Carr Co 
Misses Campbell 
"Kid Kabaret" 

Lasky'a "Beauties" 
B W A Crooker 
Rudley A Fleming 
Ashley A Can field 
Marie Fenton 
Ida Vlvonoff 

MAJESTIC (orph) 
Rlgoletto Bros 
Herminle Shone Co 
Chick Sales 
Ethel Green 
Alex A Scott 
Mr A Mrs Wilde 
Two Pucks 
3 Jahns 


Kremolina A Darras 

Kalmar & Brown 
Creasy A Dayne 
Whiting A Burt 
Rae Samuels 
Ernie A Ernie 
n UNIQUE (loew; 

Anderson A Burt 
Golet Storts A L 
Elsie Gilbert Co 
Bessie LaCount 
Reddlngton A Grant 
NEW GRAND (wva) 
The Engfords 
Gardner A Nlcholal 
Weber Dolan A F 
Copeland Draper Co 

ORPHBUM (ubo) 
Oakland 81s 
Warren A Connolly 
Lucille A Cookie 
McCloud A Carp 
Kitty Gordon Co 
Jack Wilson Co 
Dupree A Dupree 

Newark, W. J. 


Ben A Hazel Mann 
2 Bryants 
Joe Welch 
Franklyn Ardel Co 
Margaret Deane 
Martell's Manikins 

2d half 

2 Georges 
Carbrey Bros 
"The Tangle" 
Leona Stephens 
"On The Revera" 
Chris Richards 
Gliding O'Meers 

Neerhsurch. N. y. 

COHEN O H (loew) 
Billy Quirk 
Duffy Geisler A L 
Jos Adelman Co 
Leona Stephens 

2d half 

3 O'Nell Slstere 
Lida McMillan Co 
Cadets de Gascoyne 

(One to fill) 

New Haven. 

POLI'S (ubo) 
Novelty Clintons 
BAM Keller 
Sam Ash 
Chas Mack Co 
Moore A Young 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Luplta Perea 
Burns A Acker 
Jas Sullivan Co 
The Elliotts 
Baby Helen 
Arnaut Bros 

New Oal*«ma 
Cblng Ling Foo 
Grace LaRue 
Netalle A Ferrari 
Poland A Holtz 
Weston A Clare 
Marie A Billy Hart 
(One to fill) 



H«w Rm*k«lta» N. ¥. 

CadtU D« Oascojft* 
(Two to All) 

3d half 
Dean's Phantoms 
(Two to fill) 

Itevfelk* V«u 

ACADEMY (ubo) 

(Splitt with Richmond) 

1st halt 
Wills * Hasssn 
BAM Foster 
Louis Bates Co 
Adler 4k Arllne 
Rayno's Dogs 

(Open Sun Mat) 


Minnie Kaufman 

DeHaven & Nice 


Alice Lloyd 

Nine White Hussars 

Hal A Francis 

Cantwell A Walker 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Ten Bonamors 

Walter S Howe Co 

Larry Comer 

Beltrah A Beltrah 

Wayne Trio 

IftoaeBb Hmm 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
Amoros A Mulvey 
Meredith A Snoozer 
Plsano A Bingham 
Cabaret Trio 
Alvln A Kenny 

Kingston A Kbner 
Morris Cronln Co 
Ashley A Canneld 
5 MeUettis 
Frank North Co 
Valerie Bergere Co 
Kramer A Pattlson 

Ottawa, las. 

Mason A Vaughan 

Roches Monkeys 
Klmberly A Mohr 
Arco Bros 
(One to fill) 

Peoria* I1L 

ORPHEUM (wts) 
1st half 
Gordon A Day 
Jarvls A Harrison 
3 Mori Bros 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Pearl A Roth 
Ranous A Nelson 
Klutlng's Animals 
(Two to fill) 

GRAND (ubo) 

Nlppo Troupe 

Fltsslmmons A Cam- 

Walter Walters 

Thanhouser Kid 

Clark A MoCullough 

Song Doctors 

KEITH'S (ubo) 

Cheebert Manchurlans 

Lillian Herleln 

Mr A Mrs C DeHayen 

"School Playground" 

Rooney A Bent 

Hanlon Bros 

Burns Kilmer A Q 


McMahon A Chapelle 
WM PENN (ubo) 

Cavanao Duo 

Kaymond A Holder 

C R A DstIs 

Kmlly Smiley Co 

Henry Lewis 

Josie Flynn A Maids 


(Twice Dally) 

Xylpbone 5 

William Wilson Co 

Morrisey A Hackett 

Ford A Hewitt 

Ray Dooley 8 

Connolly A Webb 

K S A Scott 

1st half 

Amber Bros 

Tho Astlares 

F T Neeley 

L de Cordova Co 

Leon Sisters 

2d half 

Reeves A Werner 

Helen A Bell 

"The Haberdashery" 

(Two to fill) 

nallo Bros 

Mrunelle Sis Co 

lirltt Wood 

Gordon Eldrld Co 

Aeroplane Girl 
NIXON (ubo) 

A (11 on Co 

Geo Schlindler 

.lane Weir Co 

Stravltz A Strassuian 

C A A Wilson 

\ Roeders 
ALHAMBRA (loew) 

:t O Neil Sisters 

Von Hampton & J 

Archer A Belford 

Tabor & Ornr. 

Seabert Sisters 
2d half 
Walsh A Bentley 
Lucky A Yost 
B Kelly Forest 
Passeiie's Band 
(One to fill) 


GRAND (ubo) 
Baptist© A Franconl 
Hope Vernon 
Dolan A Lenharr 
MAM Ford 
Tlghe A Babette 
"Bride Shop" 
Fanny Bclce 
Lucy Gillett 

HARRIS (ubo) 
4 Lukens 
Dancing Mars 
B C A Raydn 
H A A Turpin 
Port A Delacey 
Whitman A Davis 
Holmes A Watson 

|»ortlamd« Or*. 

Schwarz Bros 
Mile Varyon Vadle Co 
Soltl Duo 
Elinor A Williams 
Mme Jomelli 
Moore A Haager 
EMPRESS (loew) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Leg Casados 
Ward Sisters 
El Cleve 

James Grady Co 
Smapson A Douglas 
Russell's Minstrel 

American Beauties 
O'Neal A Walmsley 
Cora Simpson Co 
Reml A Ballengert 
Baker Troupe 

t*a*cake*pmle. S \ . 

COHEN'S (loew) 
3 Alex 

"The Tangle" 
Madge Cladwell 
(One to fill) 

2d hair 

Archer A Belford 
Tabor A Green 
2 Bryants 
(One to fill) 

__. aea, R. 1. 

KEITH'S (ubo) 
McWatters A Tyson 
The Brads 
Billy McDermott 
Lyons A Yosco 
Mack A Williams 
John R Gordon Co 
The Rials 

EMERY (loew) 
Lester Trio 
Moss A Fry 
Warren A Francis 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Madden A Clogg 
Beth Challls 
Sullivan Keogh Co 
Joe Welch 
Lamb's Manikins 

Rariae, Wis. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
"Nobody Home" 
2d half 
Blancine Stevens 
Stone A Hayes 
Wm Morrow Co 
Lou Chlha 
Hoyt's Minstrels 

RleaaaaaA* Vs. 

LYRIC (ubo) 
(Splits with Norfolk) 

1st half 
Walton A Rutland 
C Ravenscroft 
Flanagan A Edwards 
Norcross A Holdsworth 
"Breath Old Va" 
Roanoke* Va. 
Mr Quick 
Gaylor A Wlltsie 
Rowland A Fsrrell 
Halley A Noble 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Estelle Churchill 
Feaham A Randall 
Wright A Rich 
Roach A McCurdy 


TEMPLE (ubo) 
Willie Bros 
Anthony A Mack 
Stewart Barnes 
CAP Usher 
Tom Lewis Co 
Zara Carmen 3 
Lillian Shaw 
Morton A Austin 



Billy B Van Co 
Williams A Wolfus 
Alexander Bros 
Pierre Pelletier Co 
LaFrance A Bruce 
Kolb & Harland 
(One to All) 
EMPRESS (loew) 

(Open Sun Mat) 
I*nndry Bro« 
Rouble SI ray 

Delmore A Light 
E E Clive Co 
The Clevelands 
Ford's Review 

at. i.ooim 

COLUMBIA (orph) 
Nat Wills 
Belle Baker 
Francis McGinn Co 
Harry De Coe 
Allen Dinehart Co 
Kervllle Family 
Merrill A Otto 
Rlggs A Wltchle 

St. Paal. 

(Open Sun Mat) 
Mack A Walker 
Claude Glllingwater Co 
"Edge of the World" 
Ward A Cullen 

Alexander McFayden 
Loughlln's Dogs 

EMPRESS (loew) 
Smith A Farmer 
Phlllippl 4 
Mayor Lew Shank 
Frank Stafford Co 
Morris A Allen 
Wolgas A Girlie 

Wm DeHollls Co 
Nick Santora Co 
Bensee A Balrd 
Imperial Japs 

2d half 
Hong Kong Mysteries 
Kelley A Drake 
Robert Hall 
Eldora Co 

?alt Lake 

(Open Sun Mat) 

Grover A Richards 
"Red Heads" 
Sebastian A Bentley 
El Rey 81sters 
Chas Howard Co 
Dorothy Toye 

EMPRESS (loew) 
Golden A West 
Sallle Srambler Bros 
Holmes ft Riley 
Cameron DeVltt Co 
Wilson Bros 
Slayman All's Arabs 
(Open Wed Met) 
Staley Blrbeck Co 
Edgar Ely Co 
Qulnn A Mitchell 
Joe Lanigan 
3 Kratons 

■aa Dteajo 
Maurice Samuels Co 
Oxford Trio 
Nadell A Kane 
Agnes Von Bracht 
Dunlay A Merrill 
Reeds' Dogs 

Bell Boy Trio 
Oasch Sisters 

Cornell Corley Co 
Josefsson Troupe 
Three Guys 
Exhibition 4 
Evans A Sister 

!«l«»a* «*Hy 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Stan Stanley Trio 
Miller A Vincent 
Parillo A Frablto 
Chas Abeam Co 
Hussey A Boyle 
(One to All) 

So. Chicago. 

GAIETY (wva) 
2d half 
Davles & Romanelli 
Hazel Morris Co 
Harry Ellsworth Co 
Harry Gilbert 
Morallls Bros 

ORPHEUM (loew) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Roy A Arthur 

Ogden Quartet 

Tower A Darrell 

J K Emmett Co 

Clark A Rose 

3 Donals 

(Open Sun Mat) 

"The Wrong Bird" 

"Justice of Peace" 


Nevins A Erwood 

Cummin A Seaham 
Sprlatcttcltl, MaMK. 
POLI'S (ubo) 
1st half 

Luplta Perea 

The Elliotts 

Murph A Lockman 

Arnaut Bros 

Jas Sullivan Co 

Ed Morton 

Spanish Gaudlnas 
2d half 

Novelty Clintons 

BAM Keller 

Barrett A Opp 

Norton A Payne 

Chas Mack Co 

Moore A Young 

7 Romans 

(Open Sun Met) 


Bell Family 

Joseph Santley Co 

Avon Comedy 4 

Mr and Mrs Barry 

Fred V Bowers Co 

Chas Semon 

Cross ft Josephine 
EMPRESS (loew) 
(Open Sun Mat) 

Warner A Corbett 

Nip A Tuck 

"Bower of Melody" 

Princeton A Yale 

Melnotte Twins 

Aerial La Vails 
(Open Sun Mat) 

James J Corbett 

5 DeLuxe Girls 

3 Baltus Bros 

Skipper Kennedy A R 

(One to fill) 

*aa Jose Cal. 

VICTORY (orph) 
(Same bill as at Sac- 
ramento this issue) 

Sft-raaaah, Ga. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
(Splits with Charles- 

1st half 
Ed Gray 
J P Wade Co 
Trans-Atlantic 3 
Gordon A Rica 

Sevanton. Pa. 

POLI'S (ubo) 
The Wheelers 
Cooper A Rlccordl 
S Mel A Suton 
3 Lyres 
Julia Nash Co 
Lew Dockstadcr 
Nayon's Birds 


(Open Sun Mat) 
Mr & Mrs D Crane 
Stone & Hughes 
"Woman Proposes" 
Brenner A Wheel«-r 
Newhouse Snyder Co 
Milt Collins 
Rae Eleanor Ball 
EMPRESS (loew) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Andfw Muk 
Mi-on- A Klliott 

YOSEMITE (orph) 

(Same bill as at Sac- 
ramento this Issue) 

Hyraraae* N. * ■ 

GRAND (ubo) 
3 Blondys 
Adeline Francis 
The Lsngdons 
Milton ft DeLong 
Cooper ft Smith 
Alex Kids 
HarryCooper Co 
Aus Wdchpprs 

TEMPLE (ubo) 
(Splits with Utica) 

1st half 
Billy Van 
"Fashion Shop" 
Trevltt's Dogs 
(Two to fill) 

Jlu Jltsu Troupe 
Wright A Lane 
Danny Simmons 
Ted A Uno Bradley 
Jules Marceau Co 

Taaiaa, Fla. 

TAMPA (ubo) 
(Open Sun Night) 
La Crandall 
Chain A Templeton 
Innes A Ryan 
Sorettl ft Antoinette 
(One to fill) 

Terre Haate, Ind. 

Chlng Ling Foo 
Welsh Mealy ft M 
Nelson A Nelson 
Antrim & Vale 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Ouber's Animals 
Thomas A Hall 
Willing Bentley A W 
Weber Glrte 

T»lrdA, O. 
KEITH'S (ubo) 
Lottie Collins 
Harry Beresford Co 
Herman Tlmberg 
Vaughn Olasser Co 
Van A Schenck 
Toyo Troupe 
(One to fill) 


SHEA'S (ubo) 

McMahon Diamond Co 

Society Buds" 
Bert Fltzglbbons 
Lohse A Sterling 
Ijorratne A Burks 
SplsHoll B A Mark 
Robert Kelly Co 
Schooler A Dickinson 

YONGfi ST (loew i 
Lew Fit/gibbon 
John Delmoro Co 
Pop Ward 
Geo B Reno Co 
3 Lo ret tan 
Macnrt A Bradford 
"Irtnrlr. ^vr 
-. w\ .■> Animal? 

Uaton Hill. M. J. 

HUDSON (ubo) 
Fred Ebert 
M Llttlefield Co 
Mr and Mrs C Evans 
Pauline Hall 
Mr and Mrs J Kelson 
(Two to All) 

Utlca, N. Y. 

SHUBERT (ubo) 
(Splits with Temple, 
1st half 
Von Tllzer A Nord 
J Kyle McCurdy Co 
Joe Whitehead 
(Two to fill) 

% ssresver, B. C. 
Purcella Bros 
Holmes A Holllston 
Joe Kelsey 

Brown A Jackson 
"Love In Sanitarium" 

Vivian Marshall 
Harry Olrard Co 
Hamilton A Barnes 
Qulnn Bros ft Marion 

% l-tnrl*. B. C. 

Tal Pelnn Troupe 

Fred Dupres 
Fred Woodward Co 
Paine A Nesbltt 


KEITH'S (ubo) 
Burr A Hope 
Hopkins Sisters 
Leonard A Rusroll 
Mario A Duffy 
Llpinskl's Dogs 
Moore A Yates 
La Mllo 
Flo Irwin Co 


Brent Hayes 
Eadle A Ramsden 
Edwin Stevens Co 
Loyal's Animals 
Hlnes A Fox 
(Three to fill) 

"Mum's the Word" 
Pierce ft Roslyn 
Mr A Mrs Robyns 
Wright ft Davis 
Williams Bros 
Menomee Aiken Co 
STRAND (wva) 
Keough Sisters 
Davett ft Duvall 
Al Lawrence 
4 Castrlllians 




-A MIX UP" (Marie Dressier)— 80th Street 
(3d week). 



"CHIN-CHIN" (Montgomery and Stone) — 
Globe (16th week). 

"DADDY LONG LEGS"— Gaiety (16th week). 

"DANCING AROUND" (Al Jolson)— Winter 
Garden (14th week). 

"EXPERIENCE"— Casino (12th week). 

FRENCH DRAMA— Theatre Francals 

GERMAN STOCK— Irving Place. 

"HELLO BROADWAY" (George Cohan Re- 
vue) — Astor (4th week). 

"IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE"— Cohan (10th 

"KICK IN"— Republic (14th week). 

"LADY LUXURY"— Comedy (4th week). 

"LIFE"— Manhattan O. H. (13th week). 

"MATERNITY" (Richard Bennett)— Princess 
(2d week). 

"OUTCAST" (Elsie Ferguson ) —Lyceum (11th 

"ON TRIAL"— Candler (22d week). 

"POOR LITTLE THING"— Bandbox (4th 

"POLYGAMY"— Park (7th week). 

"ROSEMARY" (John Drew)— Empire (Jan. 

"SECRET STRINGS"— Longacre (3d week). 

"SONG OF SONGS"— Bltlnge (4th week). 

"SINNERS"— Playhouse (2d week). 

"TONIGHTS THE NIGHT"— Shubert (4th 

"THE DEBUTANTE" (Hasel Dawn)— 
Knickerbocker (0th week). 

"THE HAWK" (Wm. Faversham)— Maxlne 
Elliott (15th week). 

"THE LAW OF THE LAND"— 48th Street 
(16th week). 

"THE LILAC DOMINO"— 44th Street (12th 

"THE LIE" (Margaret Illington)— Harris (4th 

"THE ONLY GIRL"— Lyric (11th week). 

THE PHANTOM RIVAL"— Belasco (15th 
week) . 

"THE SHOW SHOP"— Hudson (3d week). 

"THE SILENT VOICE" (Otis Skinner)— Lib- 
erty (3d week). 

TWIN BEDS"— Fulton (23d week). 

UNDER COVER"— Cort (21st week). 

•WATCH YOUR STEP"— New Amsterdam (6th 

WARS OF 'iHE WORLD"— Hippodrome 
(10th week). 


ON TRIAL"— Cohan's (3d week). 
THE NEW HENRIETTA"— Cort (3d week). 
THE PASSING SHOW"— Garrlck (1st week). 
THE PERFECT LADY"— Illinois (1st week). 
POTASH ft PERLMUTTER"— Olympic (22d 
week) . 

THE DUMMY"— Powers (2d week). 
OUR CHILDREN"— Princess (3d week). 



\ COUNTRY GIRL"— Daly's. 
"(' I NDERELLA"— Aldwych. 

rHARLEYS AUNT"— Prince of Wales. 


MAMEENA"— Globe. 

ODDS A ENDS"— Ambassadors. 

OUR BOYS"— Vaudeville. 
'PEG O* MY HEART"— Comedy. 


R AFFLES"— Wyndham's. 




Syracuse, Jan. 6. 

H. R. Jacobs died at his home in 

Schenectady Saturday night. Mr. 

Jacobs was the pioneer in the 10-20-30 

field, and at one time controlled a cir- 
cuit of about 35 theatres. One son, 
George Jacobs, manager of a Newark 
theatre, survives him. The deceased 
was over 70 years old. 

Mrs. Frances B. Clifford, wife of Billy 
(Single) Clifford, died suddenly Dec. 27 
in the Requesca Hospital, Chicago. , In- 
terment was in Delcvan, Wis. 

Mrs. C. R. Mitchell, mother of Lestei 
Mitchell, died December 20, after an 
illness of three months. 

Hamilton, Can., Jan. 6. 
Eddie Lamont (in private life, Wil- 
liam Braidwood, Jr.) died in his home 
here December 28 of cancer of the 
stomach. He was thirty-nine years 
old. In 1907 he married Marjorie Mil- 
ham, forming the musical act of La- 
mont and Milham. The widow sur- 

Marie Weaton, of the Four Weston 
Sisters, died at the home of her mother 
in New York, Dec. 18. 

George Purdy, musical director for 
eight years at the Broadway, and four 
years at the Knickerbocker, New York, 
died at his home in the Bronx Monday. 
His last work was in connection with 
Henry Savage's* "Everywoman." He 
was 63 years old. 

Philadelphia, Jan. 6. 
Nathan F. Silver, 35 years old, who 
had the candy concession at the Casino 
theatre, was found dead in a gas-filled 
room in a theatrical boarding house, 
near 9th and Walnut streets, Tuesday 
afternoon. Silver was widely known in 
burlesque circles, having formerly 
traveled with the Billy Watson Show. 

George De Vere (Lowe and De 
Vcre) died suddenly Monday night in 
New York of kidney trouble. (This 
is not George M. De Vere of "The 
Slave Ship" Co.) 


James E. Ryan has a new sketch, with 
Ingabrod Weston and William Kannell 

in support. 

Arthur Ashley, formerly of the Than- 
houser (picture) forces, is going into 
vaudeville with an act called "The 
Speed King." 

Johnny Ford and Mike Bernard are 
forming a two-act. 

Minette Barrett is preparing a new 

Theodore Friebus has a sketch. 

Plans are afoot to send out "In the 
Vanguard" for a road tour notwith- 
standing that the play did not create 
any great impression when it was pro- 
duced out of town about a month ago. 
Jessie Bonstelle has faith in the show 
and just as soon as l>Mukiny> are fixed 
up will reorganize and Mart the j>lay 



P. P. I. E. NEWS. 

San Francisco, Jan. 6. 
The following anouncement Is made bj the 
P. P. 1. E. directors: Chairman John McNatt 
of the Missouri Commission will Introduce a 
bill asking Missouri to approprlste an addi- 
tional S30.000, making— If the bill Is passed— 
Missouri's total appropriation for participa- 
tion in the Fair 1160,000. 

Arrangements are being concluded to exhibit 
the best paintings of European and American 

The Ibero- League (League of Latin-Ameri- 
cans) plan to erect In the foreign nations area 
a *50,000 structure of unique design to be 
used as convention hall and clubhouse for the 
Latin-American nations of Central and South 

Work Is being rushed night and day on the 
pavilion representing France. The exhibits 
are to arrive later and It is settled that France 
will participate in the Exposition. 

Recently Frederick Thompson made aereral 
changes In his "Toyland for CTrown-ups" staff, 
and before the fair opens he contemplates 
others. R. S. Rowe (formerly of Rowe-Nor- 
rls Circus), who succeeded Sam Haller as gen- 
eral manager of the Thompson enterprise 
when Haller resigned, severed his connection 
with the "Toyland" attraction. Bo far Howe's 
successor has not been determined upon by 
Thompson, but If the negotiations now being 
carried on materialize, a well known eastern 
amusement man will assume the business man- 
agement of Toyland during the early part of 
January. Other changes will cover the pub- 
licity, mechanical and artistic departments. 

The work of Installing New Zealand's ex- 
hibits !■ going on. 

The Danish exhibit will arrive here early In 
January, according to the reports received. 

Jspan will spend $1,000,000 on its partici- 
pation in the fair, so it la said. 

For the past two Sundays band concerts In 
the Court of Four Seasons has been the special 

Dec. 30 the Oregon State building was dedi- 
cated at the exposition grounds. The Royal 
Rosarlans of Portland attended the official 
opening of the structure. 

Spain and Argentina have appointed naval 
representatives to attend the opening of the 

According to word received here, the Pan- 
ama Commissioner to the Exposition has been 
advised to let the contract for the construction 
of the Panama building at once, and to see 
that the work Is rushed until the building Is 

Lelfleld Stanley, an exposition guard, driven 
mad by Jealousy, killed Mrs. Lou Tracy (known 
aa Mrs. Stanley), then Frank Maurln (of 
whom Stanley was Jealous), and finally him- 
self, Dec. 21. 

Dec. 22, the last of the human welfare and 
educational exhibits which are to be Installed 
in the Palace of Education and Social Econ- 
omy at the Exposition was accepted by Alvln 
E. Pope, chief of that department 

The Native Philippine Constabulary Band 
will leave Manila In time to arrive here and 
participate In the opening of the fair. 


San Francisco, Jan. 6. 

Alleging breach of contract, the In- 
ternational Child Life Exhibit Com- 
pany has begun suit against the 
Panama-Pacific International Exposi- 
tion Company for $155,000. According 
to the complaint, the exhibit company 
obtained a concession to conduct a 
"Temple of Childhood"— where all 
stages of child life were to be shown — 
by paying down the sum of $2,500 and 
agreeing to turn over 25 per cent, of 
the gross receipts. 

Now the Child Life Company claims 
it has been notified by the P.-P. I. E. 
that it cannot conduct an international 
baby contest by means of photographs; 
that if a baby contest is promoted the 
babies must be present. In other 
ways, so the exhibitor claims, rules 
were laid down contrary to the original 


Spokane, Jan. 6. 
The middle of September will be 
tried again for the Interstate fair in 
Spokane, despite rain poured every day 

of the 1914 fair and the attendance was 
the smallest on record. 

The third week of the month will be 
asked for at the meeting of the North 
Pacific Fair association, which will be 
held at Vancouver, B. C, early in 


Pittsburgh, Jan. 6. 

The Schenley stock company passed 
out of existence mysteriously. When 
no underline was advertised, it was 
rumored the company would suspend, 
but no announcement was made until 
Sunday when the ads simply stated that 
a new form of amusement program 
would be tried out: pictures and a 

It is expected that when the new un- 
named downtown theatre is completed 
Harry Davis will organize a new stock 
company. At present there is none 
in the city. 

The Goldie Farrell repertoire has 
closed and Miss Farrell is doing a 
"single" in vaudeville. 


New Orleans, Jan. 6. 

The Schipp-Feltus Circus, scheduled 
to tour Central and South American 
countries, has been called off because 
of the European war. 

The Tan Araki Japs, Walter Guice 
and many other acts that were to sail 
from New Orleans, are accepting 
southern vaudeville bookings. 


Syracuse, Jan. 6. 

The baggage and scenery of "The 
Sins of the Fathers" were destroyed 
in a collision of trains at the railroad 
station here Monday. In consequence 
the show had to cancel Palmyra, N. Y. 
Monday night as well as the rest of 
this week's stands. 

Harold C. Swafford, John Hopkins, 
J. B. Swafford, manager, and Mrs. 
Swafford, one of the players, remained 
in Syracuse. The other members of 
the company continued to Palmyra. 

Arlington in Bankruptcy. 

Edward Arlington, of "101 Ranch," 
filed last week a voluntary petition in 
bankruptcy in the United States Dis- 
trict Court, Brooklyn, where he makes 
his home. 

The schedule shows liabilities of 
$29,000 and assets $26,350. 

A meeting of the creditors is called 
for Jan. 14 at 2 p. m. in Room 405 of 
the Postoffice building, Brooklyn. Vir- 
tus L. Haines, 404 P. O. building, 
Brooklyn, is named as referee. 

Arlington will be attached to the "101 
Ranch" show next summer in some 
agent connection. Arlington's stock in 
the wild west has been transferred to 
his father, George Arlington, in lieu of 
money advanced the former, so it is 


Left Through Salary Cut. 

Lynn, Mass., Jan. 6. 
Florence Rittenhouse, leading woman 
with the Lester Lonergan Players at 
the Auditorium, and J. Hammond 
Dailey, her husband, closed here Satur- 
day. They objected to salary cuts. 


Los Angeles, Jan. 6. 

Bimini Electric Park is to be the 
name of a new open air amusement re- 
sort covering eight acres in the western 
residential district of Los Angeles. W. 
E. Page, formerly of Kansas City, has 
a 20-year lease on the Bimini Hot 
Springs property and a syndicate is 
being organized to handle the enter- 

The park will be modeled after Elec- 
tric Park in Kansas City. It will have 
elaborate baths and other concessions. 
A feature will be the construction of 
two 200-foot towers, brilliantly illumi- 
nated. The present Bimini hotel will 
be rebuilt to house concessions. 


Rehearsals are going along at the 
Cort theatre for the new John Cort 
show, "What's Going On?", the pre- 
miere of which will take place at the 
Cort, Boston, Jan. 18. 

Walter Lawrence is directing the 
stage and Allan K. Foster the musical 
numbers, the piece being a musical 
farce by the following: William H. 
Clifford (book), Miles Overholt (lyr- 
ics), William Lorraine and Josephine 
Ihmsen (music). 

In the cast are Walter Lawrence, 
William Burress, Frances Cameron (in- 
advertently printed as Kennedy last 
week), P. O'Malley Jennings, Hughie 
Flaherty, Dorothy Webb, Carrie Gra- 
ham Burress, Maude Beatty, Bert 
McCarthy, Jonathan O'Keefe. 

"What's Going On?" was first tried 
out on the Pacific Coast by Cort in 
stock under the title of "Let's Get 


Toronto, Jan. 6. 
Annie Russell has decided to close 
her tour in "His Royal Happiness" here 
Saturday. The company will return to 
New York. 

Creditors Can Prove Claims. 

Ithaca, N. Y., Jan. 6. 
A climax in the affairs of the Ren- 
wick Park Amusement Company and 
the Renwick Park and Traffic Associa- 
tion was reached with the decision of 
Justice McCann in rendering a decision 
for Sager & Nelson, Ithaca contrac- 
tors, of $3,124. The judgment carries 
costs and also allows the other lien 
holders to prove their claims, which 
total over $12,000. 

Punch Wheeler Re-engaged. 
Punch Wheeler has been re-engaged 
as press agent for next season with the 
Rice & Dore Water Circus. 

Kentucky Not Represented. 

Louisville, Ky., Jan. 6. 
The State of Kentucky will not be rep- 
resented by a Kentucky building at the 
Panama Pacific Exposition, according 
to an announcement made today by the 
commission which had this project in 
charge. Failure to raise the necessary 
amount of money is given as the reason 
The total amount raised was only $1,- 
305.50. . 

If you don't advertise In VARIETY, 
don't adverttee. 


Newark, Jan. 6. 
Ethel Clifton opens with the Edw. 
Forsberg Players here next week in 
The Fight," replacing Ottola Ne- 
smith. — 

Rochester, Jan. 6. 
Pauline Seymour has been engaged 
as leading woman of the new Shubert 
Theatre stock. 

Duluth, Jan. 6. 
Margaret Lotus was engaged this 
week as one of the principal women 
with the reorganized Lyceum stock 
which opened last night. , 

Ardra Ainslee has joined the Arvine 
Players, Johnstown, Pa., as leading 
woman. — 

Edmund Elton has returned to Hart- 
ford as leading man at Poli's, while 
A. H. Van Burne has assumed the leads 
of the Poli Co., Baltimore. 

Utica, N. Y., Jan. 6. 
Marcia Maineil joined the Wilmer 
& Vincent stock Monday. 

Milwaukee, Jan. 6. 
Margerie Foster, former ingenue of 
the Shubert Theater Stock, returns this 
week to succeed Edith Speare, open- 
ing in "Damaged Goods." 

Lancaster, Pa., Jan. 6. 

Charles Sugah-Turner, late of "The 
Passing Show of 1914," has joined the 
Wilsmith Stock Co. here to play char- 
acters. — 

Ann McDonald has been engaged to 
replace .Caroline Elberts as leading 
woman of the Gotham stock, Brooklyn. 

Walter Poulter, comedian, with the 
George Gatts forces for several years, 
is promoting the new stock at the War- 
renton, Oak Park, 111. Poulter, in ad- 
dition to operating the company, will 
also play parts. 

Enid May Jackson opened last week 
as leading woman with the American 
Theatre stock, Philadelphia. 

Hugh Reticks has gone to Atlanta as 
stage director of the new Percy Has- 
well stock. 


The dates for the National Motor 
Boat Shows for New York and Chi- 
cago are out. The local show takes 
place Jan. 30 until Feb. 6, inclusive, 
while the Windy City exposition will 
be held Feb. 27-March 6. 

Ira Hand, in charge of the Madison 
Square affair arrangements, says this 
year's show will no doubt prove the 
•biggest yet held, as all the floor space 
for concessions has been taken up. 


Reading, Pa., Jan. 6. 
John B. Peebles, proprietor of the 
pleasure resort on the Conestoga River, 
alleging the ruination of business by 
the decision of the Lancaster Board of 
Health that the river water was unfit 
for bathing because of its pollution by 
a big city sewer, has filed suit against 
the City of Reading for $10,000 dam- 




Initial Precaution, First Appearance 

or Reappearance In or Around 

Now York 

Mildred Blanchard and Co., Hammer- 

Tarro Miyake, Hammerstein's. 

Henrietta Crosman and Co. (New 
Act) Palace 

Orville Harrold, Palace. 

Marie Nordstrom, Colonial. 

The Glorias, Colonial. 

Condon, Devereauz and Co., Royal. 

Meyakos Twins, Royal. 

Irene and Bobby Smith, Orpheum. 

Grace Hazard, Bush wick. 

Lucas and Lucille, Bushwick. 

Long Tack Sam Co. (13). 

Chinese Show. 

21 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Set). 


Long Tack Sam does what all the 
others do together. He gives in one 
act of 21 minutes a complete Chinese 
show, that has been shown in sections 
heretofore by the various Oriental 
troupes that have come into New York. 
The Long Tack Sam Co. starts with 
the Chinese spear juggling after a 
Chink in a clown make-up has done 
cimbal spinning, and the act goes right 
down the list, from producing bowls 
from beneath the gowns (three, by as 
many different performers) to the hair- 
sliding-by-the-queue on a rope from 
the balcony to the stage. This troupe 
has the contortionists, the magician, the 
queue-swingers across the stage, plate 
spinners (seven of them), in fact every- 
thing, including comedy by Long Tack 
Sam himself, who is some little bend- 
er. Long Tack speaks English with 
the Johnny affectation, American-Eng- 
lish, German, French and "Yiddish." 
He brings his most laughter by the 
Johnny drawl, done excellently by this 
Chinaman, who appears to be fluently 
possessed of many languages. One 
thing the Sam troupe does none of the 
others did is one of the boys leaping 
through a hoop, inner-lined with steel 
pointed knives. It looked as though 
he were looking for a speedy surgical 
operation, and it holds a bit of a thrill, 
although unnecessary, there is so much 
else. One youngster drew individual 
applause for his work, and the entire 
company seemed trained for their in- 
dividual endeavors. It was Long Tack 
Sam also who did the gold fish bowl 
trick a little differently from the rest. 
Instead of making a hcad-roll over 
before showing the bowl, Long Tack 
did a hand-spring, which makes and 
causes the trick to appear and be much 
more difficult. It was a lightning 
move, both ways. The boy who i»g- 
gles the big earthen basin is there, and 
the act is run in a circus fashion, two 
or more people working most of the 
time, with always something doing. 
The setting distinguishes itself. It 
is unique in design and of a bright 
coloring. The troupe, closing the first 
half at Hammerstein's Monday night, 
brought the big surprise and real hit 
of the show. It's a turn that can go 
anywhere on any bill, for it's five 
Chinese shows in one, all within the 
time limit of a normal vaudeville act. 


Tommy Gray. 


14 Mins.; One. 


It's almost impossible even to think 
seriously of Tommy Gray, as an actor. 
When Tommy first promised to join the 
ranks and help uplift the art, the rail- 
birds scoffed, but Tommy this week is 
packing them to the back walls at the 
Alhambra, assisted by Eva Tanguay. 
To make it more binding, as soon as 
Tommy learns to control his confi- 
dence and becomes a little better ac- 
quainted with his surrourfdings up on 
the rostrum, vaudeville will land a 
brand new "nut" comic, who should 
make the others hustle to hold their 
laurels. Tommy has a great line of 
comedy for his vaudeville turn, throw- 
ing a comedy bit in between each of 
his six numbers. His repertoire in- 
cludes "I'm To Be Shot at Sunrise," 
' Fido Is a Hot Dog Now," "Acrobatic 
Rag," "Five Minutes Late," "Mother's 
Friend" and a "nut song" that looked 
the best of the lot. An easel carrying 
several blank cards is kept on the stage, 
a call boy entering occasionally to take 
one out. Tommy also has a trained 
clam that does simple sums in arith- 
metic, attached to a string in the hands 
of its trainer. The clam, when asked 
by Tommy how many fingers he had 
on one hand, rapped five times, which 
doesn't show much training, but then a 
clam is a clam. Tommy also carries a 
net behind which he warbles the nut 
song. A burlesque drama in seven 
words is another Gray bit of humor. 
Thomas keeps continually busy, either 
in song or talk and earned individual 
receptions after each. It may take 
Tommy another week or two to guage 
his speaking voice to get the benefit ot 
what volume it carries, but its safe to 
register him as a sure thing for big 
time right at present writing. Of 
course, it may be asked, why didn't 
Thomas J. Gray, the author, give some 
of this material to the acts he has 
written for? but that's Tommy's own 
business, or if he should be accused by 
some act of having written this matter 
for it, then concluded it was good 
enough to use himself, that's up to 
Tommy to explain. Since Mr. Gray 
has determined to be an actor, despite 
his record in Waterbury and Danbury 
(a couple of wise towns in the suburbs 
of Bridgeport), why let him act until 
he grows tired of it. That's what any 
author would get in time, hanging 
around the Vaudeville Comedy Club, 
but with Tommy the bug has grown 
into a nut so let the poor cuss alone 
until he's cured. But it's just as likely 
somebody will give him time (regular 
vaudeville time), then he's gone for 
good. And you can write this after 
Thomas J. Gray, Author — acting, and 
it's his own fault. Wpnn. 

O. T. Clifford and Co. (2.) 
Dramatic Sketch. 
14 Mins.; Three (Interior.) 
Grand O. H. (Jan. 3.) 

They didn't take the Clifford sketch 
seriously at the Grand Sunday. They 
couldn't. Not only was it poorly acted 
and on a dimly lighted stage, but no 
one was able to make out what it was 
all about. 

J. Edwin Crapo and Co. (2). 
"The Garden of Passion" (Dance). 
9 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Set). 

Such is the fate of the vaudeville 
fan who can't keep his mind on his 
business. Instead of wondering Mon- 
day afternoon whether Tommy Gray 
would do his second show at the Al- 
hambra that night, the fact that there 
was a "new dance" to be pulled off at 
Hammerstein's should have occupied 
all attention. And thus it happened! 
Only the night performance at "The 
Corner" was seen. Whereas there had 
happened at the Hammerstein matinee 
a moving picture of an animated an- 
atomical display, visualized for one 
performance only, and that exhibition 
by the evening had resolved itself into 
a still picture. "Love, the temptation of 
youth," as represented by Mile. Gomez 
in "The Garden of Passion," still re- 
tained a "cooch" movement in her 
dance, but even this had been modified 
according to the house rules promul- 
gated immediately after the afternoon 
sensation. It caused a debate among 
the management. "Shall w'e ta*ke any- 
thing more off or shall we dress her 
up?" was the topic, and the ayes had 
it. They dressed her upl So "The 
Garden of Passion," with J. Edwin 
Crapo, "The world's most famous male 
model," just became a "dance," with 
Mr. Crapo first posing in a muscular 
display before the legend commenced. 
Mr. Crapo's exhibition of muscular de- 
velopment immediately took him out 
oi the Paul Swan class. Mr. Swan was 
alleged to be the handsomest man in 
the world. After seeing Paul dance, 
none of us challenged him for the 
beauty title, although Doc Steiner said 
if his nerves would permit him to re- 
main seated in a barber's chair long 
enough to be shaved, he thought he 
could give Paul a run for the mug cup. 
Besides posing, Mr. Crapo does* little, 
excepting to exist as an excuse for 
Mile. Gomez to cavort about, J. Edwin 
flopping over at the finish and the Mile, 
falling over his prostrate figure. Had 
they not dressed up Mile, with gauzy 
but still somewhat misty pantalettes 
(all the way down on all sides, with 
a slit that didn't work overtime), the 
dance would have been as interesting 
at night as it was in the afternoon, 
when the "cooch" movement before 
referred to helped to quite some de- 
cree. It gave Loney Haskell a chance 
to build up a new monolog he tried 
out on the lobbyites. Loney men- 
tioned that after the matinee 22 men 
bought tickets for the remainder of the 
week, and two women threatened to 
complain to the Mayor. Anyway, at 
night Inspector Dwyer was present 
through two of his personal staff, and 
this may have had something to do 
with the over-dressed turn. That 
Tommy Gray! Why couldn't he have 
postponed the Alhambra date a week! 
It's hard enough to be in the A. K. 
Rroup without having missed that Mon- 
day matinee. Still, they may stand for 
the lady with the cooch aside to let 
out a little later in the week. Let's 
hope so, for the memory of the good 
old days at Hammerstein's when a blue 
uniform didn't mean the end of show 
business. Sime. 


Initial Presentation of Uyitli 
Attractions in Now York 

"Children of the Earth,** Booth 
(Jan. 12). 

"Rosemary" (John Drew), Empire 
(revival) (Jan. 12). 

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"A Nocturne in A- Flat" 


34 Mins.; Pull Stage (Interior). 


J. Stuart Blackton, secretary of the 
Vitagraph Co., has written a sketch. 
Being secretary of the Vitagraph Co., 
he had it produced at the Vitagraph 

theatre Monday ot this week. The legal 
term for this proceeding is "undue in- 
fluence." On its merits it couldn't play 
Corona, Long Island, on a split week at 
cut salary. The thing is crude and ama- 
teurish to the last degree. A lawyer 
working at home late into the night 
falls asleep. By this skillful device the 
auditor is permitted to know at the out- 
set that it's all a dream and he there- 
fore need not permit his feelings to be 
harrowed by dramatic suspense. This 
is Mr. Blackton's own, exclusive, per- 
sonal discovery of a cardinal principal 
of dramatic art. Enters st the window 
(the flat is* on the ground floor) a wo- 
man with an electric flash-lamp and a 
revolver. She holds up the lawyer at 
pistol point and demands first 110,000 
and then $20,000 as the price of her 
silence. For, you must know, she has 
been wronged by the lawyer. The man 
is about to write a check, when the 
woman catches sight of his real wife's 
photo on the library table. "Ha, ha!" 
she shrieks hysterically, and reaches' for 
the revolver again, "the woman for 
whom you cast me off! I'll take no 
money. I'll kill you as I intended first." 
They struggle, and then the lawyer's 
chee-ild toddles into the room. Never 
since "The Fatal Wedding" was there 
such a sweet, pink and white, golden 
haired, curly headed chee-ild. The wo- 
man's heart is softened. 7hen the law- 
yer wakes up. Coming, as it does, just 
after Sydney Drew's splendid sketch, 
"What the Moon Saw," this new Vita- 
graph rebellion provides a beautiful 
study in contrasts and extremes. But 
someone should have a little credit for 
the title. 

"At the Woodside Inn." 

Songs, Talk and Dances. 

17 Mins.; One (Special). 

Fifth Avenue. 

Jimmy Lane, who was with Alice 
Lloyd in "Little Miss Fix-It," has a 
man and a girl with him in an act that 
as soon as it hits its proper gait will 
do for the better time. Lane and his 
male partner have some very clever 
lines and both work hard and get the 
act over. The girl makes two or three 
changes and offers a dance which could 
be cut to advantage as it slows up the 
turn. The scene is laid before the en- 
trance to a cafe. Lane is the live-wire 
man about town and his partner is an 
old-fashioned sport, who wants to see 
the sights. There is some flip dialog 
and a couple of songs. The act did 
nicely at the Fifth Avenue. 



Carl Jorn. 


15 Mine.; One. 


Amid the taps of the dancing shoes, 

juggling clowns, acrobatic comedians, 
coarse parodies, shouting song plug- 
gers, animal acts and vaudeville's mot- 
ley conglomeration of entertainers 
comes Carl Jorn, the Metropolitan 
opera tenor, who is showing the Palace 
audiences this week how easy it is to 
sing grand opera. Jorn can sing. His 
technique, expression and register have 
been attended to many times by the 
musical critics of two continents. Jorn 
may not stick to vaudeville long, but 
while he is there is bound to prove a 
vocal treat. The Palace audience Mon- 
day night received his numbers splen- 
didly. It was also thankful that he 
did not appear in a tiger's skin and 
tear up a few planks of the stage in 
apparent endeavor to show that he 
could act. Jorn left that behind at 
the Metropolitan. The big, smooth- 
faced European didn't even pose in the 
centre of the stage close to the foot- 
light circuit, nor did he call for any 
spotlight. He stood a few paces away 
from the piano to the left of the stage 
c.nd quietly went through an operatic 
program that took in three tongues — 
French, German and Italian. There 
were no frantic gestures or wild ges- 
ticulations which many of the so-called 
vaudeville operatic importations throw 
in for measure. It was the voice, but 
a voice with music, feeling and range. 
Jorn opened with Cavatine from 
"Faust" and followed it with the Prize 
Song from "Die Meistersingers." His 
third number was Ridi from "Pag- 
liacci." The Palace liked the "Pag- 
liacci" selection so well Jorn obliged 
with an encore of that popular opera. 
Houses like the Palace have the class 
to carry singers of Jorn's reputation. 

Mile. Lupita Perea. 


6 Mini.; Full Stage. 


Billed as "A Parisian Aerialist," Mile. 
Perea fully lives up to her billing in ap- 
pearance. She works singly on a flying 
trapeze over a regular circus ring net. 
The opening comprises the usual 
routine of single aerial tricks, but as 
the act narrows down to the finish the 
little woman springs several surprises 
that cause the audience to gasp. One 
is her closing trick, a twister into a 
foothold, and is sure fire. The act is a 
dainty opening offering for big time. 

Hoyt and Hyams. 
Songs and Talk. 
10 Mins.; One. 

Hoyt and Hyams may be recruits 
from burlesque. The two men, one 
straight and the other "Dutch," have 
a turn that could be taken out of any 
burlesque show. They talk about 
beer mostly, the comedian having a 
mug in his hand. The straight takes 
it from him, and while talking the 
other produces the rubber tube and 
draws the beer through. The straight 
sings a couple of songs rather well. 
The act passes in this house but in 
many it would not. 

Wee Georgie Wood. 

30 Mins.; Full Stage (Special Set). 


Wee Georgie Wood is a young Eng- 
lish boy, said to be about 16, who has 
an act resembling in some respects 
that of Little Billy and Little Lord 
Roberts. Georgie has a special set 
representing a nursery. At the cur- 
tain he is riding a hobby horse. A 
nurse endeavors to get him to go to 
bed but the kid leads her a merry chase. 
He is finally put in bed and the nurse 
leaves. Georgie goes back to the 
horse, and is discovered there by the 
nurse, who returns unexpectedly. He 
then does three imitations, Neil Ken- 
yon, Marie Lloyd, and finishing with 
a burlesque dance, said to be an imi 1 
tation of Maude Allan in "Salome." 
Georgie Wood has the regular child 
antics and gets the laughs from start 
to finish with smart retorts. The imi- 
tations go very nicely. The dancing 
bit is good for a laugh, but the boy 
must have been taught by a "cooch" 
dancer, for his actions appeared more 
like a 14th street burlesque house added 
attraction than a dancer of Miss Allan's 
type. A semi-dramatic recitation is the 
closer. Wee Georgie Wood is an ex- 
ceptional juvenile entertainer, and he 
will please American vaudeville. 

Four Antwerp Girls. 


20 Mins.; Full Stage. 


May Tully, in presenting The Ant- 
werp Girls, provided them with a rea- 
sonable alibi in the programed state- 
ment they were Belgian refugees, 
something that undoubtedly had much 
to do with the reception accorded them 
at the finale of the specialty. The 
Antwerpians offer a musical program, 
the selections running mostly to clas- 
sics with a harp, piano, violin and 
cello utilized for the melodies. One 
of the girls exhibited a fairly good 
voice as well. The turn is slightly 
draggy at present, one or two of the 
numbers being lengthy and ap- 
proaching the monotonous for the 
average vaudeville auditor. The girls 
are pretty, carry themselves well for 
"refugees," and with a little more work 
should qualify, although it doesn't 
carry the force to ever become a stand- 
ard big time attraction. Wyntt 

Sam Hearn and Helen Eley. 
Songs and Music. 
17 Mins.; One. 

Sam Hearn as a German is ably as- 
sisted by Helen Eley, whose good 
looks and voice count in the new act. 
There is talk, perhaps too much, for 
it is in the musical efforts that the 
most is gained. The couple had a very 
hard spot at the Royal, "No. 2," on the 
hill, that started just after eight. 
However, they managed to get their 
share of the applause mainly through 
Miss Eley's singing of popular songs 
and Mr. Hearn's very good violin play- 
ing. With about four minutes clipped 
cut, this couple will have a vaudeville 
turn that will fit nicely anywhere. 

If you don't advertise in VARIETY, 
don't advertise. 

Cosgrove and Burns'. 
Songs and Talk. 
11 Mins.; Two. 

Cosgrove and Burns are an English 
couple who have an act framed after 
the usual style of that country. On 
the other side that probably would be 
greeted with laughs at every line, but 
they have a hard time getting their 
laughs over here, especially opening 
the show. The man appears as an 
English fop, in search of a singing 
teacher. He meets the young woman, 
who, when she hears he has money, in- 
forms him she is the teacher. The two 
have some crossfire talk and hnish with 
a comic duet, with the man pulling the 
red wig at the finish. They are differ- 
ent from the usual mixed two-act and 
through that should qualify for the big 

Ralph Dunbar's Bell Ringers (5). 
11 Mins.; Full Stage. 

A very pretty act and quite a novelty 
to vaudeville. There have been bell 
ringing acts in the past, but they are 
so far in the past they do not come 
within the scope of memory of the 
present day vaudeville clientele, and 
therefore this act should prove a high 
class novelty. There are five men, all 
clad in modishly cut evening clothes of 
a white material. On a semi-circular 
table are almost a hundred bells ar- 
ranged, ranging in size from a small 
dinner table bell to bells as large as 
those on a locomotive. The five men 
handle them nicely. Interspersed with 
the bell selections are several singing 
numbers neatly put over. Closing the 
show at the Colonial Monday night the 
act not only held the audience in, but 
received a goodly share of applause. 
Placed earlier it undoubtedly would 
have been a bigger hit. 

Three O'Neill Sisters. 
Songs and Dances. 
10 Mins.; One. 
American Roof. 

The Three O'Neill Sisters are young 
girls, and if not sisters, have selected 
a title that should catch the Irish 
vote. It's the youthful appearance of 
the turn that will do the most fox it on 
the small time, where it must remain 
as at present framed. The girls, who 
look and dress neatly, with the larger 
one possessed of some magnetism, sing 
and dance well enough. One of the 
youngsters is trying to be a comedienne 
and has a good chance of succeeding. 
Her ideas, running along the "nut" 
groove, may gain her individual prom- 
inence some day. The act nicely open- 
ed after the intermission on the Roof. 
They can take care of a spot on a 
small time program. Sime. 

Sherwood Trio. 


14 Mins.; One. 

Academy of Music. 

Three men sing mostly "straight" 
songs, with very good voices, strong 
on close harmony. The baritone has 
a comedy song called "I Knew Him 
When He was All Right," very well 
worked. The turn is pleasing and 
should be kept busy. The bass has an 
exceptionally good voice. 

Jack Kraft and Bessie Gros. 
Modern Dancers. 
10 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Fifth Avenue. 

Jack Kraft and Bessie Gros are the 
team who were doing the burlesque 
tox trot in Rector's ball room for sev- 
eral months. For vaudeville they have 
three dances, a one-step, waltz and 
the burlesque fox trot. They also have 
a dance orchestra of their own under 
the direction of Arthur M. Kraus. The 
one-step, opening, gets over nicely, but 
the waltz which follows is not up to the 
line several of the other dancers dis- 
played in the past. The closing num- 
ber gets over with a bang and really 
makes the act worth while. The girl 
works well with him in the eccentric 
work, but the team cannot pass with 
the straight dances. Why not carry 
out the burlesque idea all the way 
through? Kraft might also work from 
the audience as he did while at Rec- 
tor's and his initial appearance would 
be good for a laugh. It would also be 
a good idea for him to break himself 
of the habit of continually gazing at 
his feet while dancing. They might 
give the audience an occasional smile. 

Lestor and Lessor. 
Songs and Dancing. 
10 Mins.; One. 

Lestor and Lessor are two clever 
dancing boys, one a little chap with 
good comedy steps, while his partner 
does some pleasing straight dancing. 
The stepping surpasses the singing. 

Fred J. Ardath and Co. (6). 
"Hiram" (Rural Comedy). 
Full Stage (Special Set). 

After the special setting of a front 
door farmyard, with its chickens, birds, 
pigs and hay, has been noted, the slap- 
stick fun of "Hiram" commences and 
continues. It is like a Keystone com- 
edy in its general effect. Toward the 
finish Fred J. Ardath, as Hiram, the 
busy little man of all work on the 
farm, had the audience screaming with 
his fast moving low comedy. The prin- 
cipal types fit the rural characters. 
They are Uncle Joshua, the Sheriff 
with his breast plate badge, and Aunt 
Jane. Others are the stranded mem- 
bers of a troupe, two girls and its 
manager. Something of a story is tried 
for through this, and the plot is barely 
there, but it doesn't need much, for 
the two pigs alone help the fun along 
at opportune moments. A piece of 
this sort would have failed with but 
a sprinkling of the slam bang thing. 
Mr. Ardath has gone in for it on the 
wholesale order, and through that suc- 
ceeds. Some of it is "awful stuff," but 
it doesn't appeal as "awful stuff" to the 
usual vaudeville audience, and the re- 
sult is "Hiram" makes louder laughter 
than anything else just now in vaude- 
ville, excepting the Keystone comic 
reels. The piece has been playing 
outside of New York for some time. 
It's first local engagement was at the 
Colonial last week. Ardath and his 
company of six will probably secure 
many return dates at Hammerstein's. 
He personally does very well in the 
Patsy Pollivar way, and Charles Conk- 
lin as the Sheriff is an able assistant. 





Eva Tanguay's return to Harlem this 
week brought back pleasant memories 
of former seasons in that section when 
the cyclonic monopolist of eccentricity, 
who is generally credited with having 
made vaudeville famous, used to have a 
box office line in process of formation 
before breakfast time. The Alhambra 
carried a prosperous appearance Mon- 
day, with the upper boxes occupied 
and several rows of standees behind the 
temporarily arranged rails. And the 
audience was apparently there to wel- 
come back a favorite, for Miss Tan- 
guay's opening number brought a rally 
of replies, and after exhausting her new 
repertoire they forced her to a speech, 
and after more applause accepted the 
inevitable "God bless you" as a closer. 
A new song called "Hurry Up, Hurry 
Up Everywhere" was a surprising hit, 
with some incidental business added 
during the chorus. It's a typical Tan- 
guay number, rendered as only Tan- 
guay can do it. "I Don't Care" was 
also added through audible request, this 
coming as a final encore. 

The show opened with Roberto, a 
juggler, who has a good singing so- 
prano for his assistant. Roberto exe- 
cutes some nifty tricks during his rou- 
tine, but the main body of his specialty 
carries some excess material. The wo- 
man renders a number at the opening 
and does little after that except hand 
Roberto his props. The turn just fits 
as an opener for big time, but would 
hardly hold up in any other position. 

Jarrow followed the juggler and 
failed utterly, either through the early 
position assigned him or the lack of 
interest on the audience's part. Jarrow's 
turn should undergo renovation. After 
several minutes the magician realized 
his predicament and audibly expressed 
his dissatisfaction. The Four Antwerp 
Girls (New Acts) came after, with 
Clark and Verdi following. They found 
things made to order and proceeded to 
accept one of the few hits handed out. 

Burr and Hope closed the first divi- 
sion with their novelty skit, and while 
the vocal section was accepted at its 
face value, the couple did not register 
their usual wallop with the talk. Never- 
theless the turn was fully appreciated 
throughout and would have done much 
better at the finish, but for the inter- 
mission signal. 

Tommy Gray (New Acts) opened the 
second portion, with Doyle and Dixon 
following. They did particularly well 
with the solo dancing. 

Regina Connelli & Co., in "The Lol- 
lard," were a safe hit, the general 
theme, construction and climax of the 
skit carrying it away from the usual run 
of such affairs. The comedy is handled 
by the principal, seconded by Harriet 
Marlotte, who essayed an old maid. 
Under ordinary circumstances the 
sketch would appear talky, but the 
splendid delivery of the women 
sustains the action, revolving around 
a swiftly moving pace. 

After Tanguay had completed her 
stay, Dalmore and Douglas completed 
the program Ipith an exhibition of 
strength and acrobatics, working natur- 
ally to a string jjf walkouts, but earn- 
ing appreciation from those remaining. 

v Wynn. 


The Hammerstein bill was laid out 
rather well Monday, and with the fea- 
ture, Long Tack Sam Company (New 
Acts) taking away the hit of it. An- 
other new turn, J. Edwin Crapo and 
Co. (New Acts) in "The Garden 
Passion" simmered out at the night 
performance through the "sensational- 
ism" of it having been supressed. Still 
another new number to the program, 
Fred J. Ardath and Co. (New Acts) 
in a rural comedy sketch, was the big 
laughing success, while the several 
singing numbers did well, and J. C. 
Nugent in his nicely written sketch, 
"The Regular, also easily won out. 

One song was sung or played three 
times during the running of the pro- 
gram, and another number happened 
twice. The first was a ballad that was 
too well known for such frequency of 

Among the singers was Ed. Morton, 
who did six songs, all in a comedy vein. 
It was a brand new repertoire for Ham- 
merstein's, and that's saying a lot for 
Mr. Morton, when he can come into 
Broadway with six numbers in a row 
not heard before. His songs were 
"Cheer Up, Cheer Up," "1 Wonder 
Who Wished Her on Me," "Shake- 
speare" (a character number of a new 
style with a good idea), another nov- 
elty number bringing out for the chorus 
an old ballad and for the second chorus 
a dandy rag, "Bull Will Go on For- 
ever" (with a catch line that should be- 
come popular), "I Didn't Raise My 
Boy to Be a Soldier" (a neutral war 
song that will find a ready response 
from mothers), and Mr. Morton sang 
them all well, with his pleasing enun- 
ciation. He arranged his routine to 
make it cumulative and got the desired 
result. Mr. Morton kept away from 
strictly rag songs that he can handle 
sc agreeably, and this was another 
mark of credit for him. It likewise 
displayed a certain confidence that will 
stand him in good stead in future, for 
it will bring the first run call on comics 
to Mr. Morton. It's worth while to 
have him sing them first. He doesn't 
lose any points. Morton was placed 
too early in the Hammerstein show. 
He could have followed the Courtney 
Sisters more easily than they were 
able to follow him, two numbers fur- 
ther on. 

Another singing act was Ralfch Dun- 
bar's Salon Singers, a dressy and 
classy mixed quartet with a pianist at 
a concert grand. The quartet will do. 
They have been adjusted to vaudeville 
conditions on the three ends, the two 
men and two women look well, but 
they should just bend a little more 
toward the popular, in ballads and rags. 
The last number might teach this to 
Mr. Dunbar. The Kipling verse is the 
best in the rep. Let loose the high- 
Rrade thing for the matinee, but give 
the men at night something lively. In 
an early spot, Mile. D'Alnert, also with 
a pianist, sang straight numbers, includ- 
ing "Mother McCree," with a couple 
of' ultra-classical songs. Mile. D'Al- 
nert is French, came over here some 
time ago for th; Winter Garden, and 
has been around New York since. She 
has the voice bui not the vaudeville 
idea as yet. 

The Gaudschmidts with their two 
dogs followed her, and were a solid 
success. The men in their clown make- 
ups and the black dogs look like two 
pairs of twins. Besides which they 
promote good acrobatics and comedy. 

The Three Lyres were pretty late 
on the program, after having been 
out of New York for some time. But 
the house liked the instrumental music 
and the blackface comedian saved him- 
self by not overdoing, getting regular 
laughs with a couple of new "gags" 
toward the finish. Lyons and Yosco, 
just before closing, made their first 
appearance this season at Hammer- 
stein's. They had to overcome all the 
music and singing ahead of them, quite 
some feat after 11 o'clock. 

Mr. Nugent started his sketch in 
"one" with a monolog in the character 
taken for the piece proper. He had 
the audience guessing for a moment, 
but they finally got his finely drawn 
talk that doesn't carry any diagrams 
and never descends below the stand- 
ard of humor Mr. Nugent has set for 
"refined vaudeville." His sketch with 
Julie York doing a boy impersonation 
fared as well, Mr. Nugent carrying 
his wit shafts into that. It's a very 
classy comedy skit to be found in pres- 
ent-day vaudeville. 

The opening turn had Earle Flynn 
and Nettie McLoughlin, who formerly 
played small time around here. They 
were placed about right in the spot. 
The couple appear to have musical 
comedy ideas and ambitions without 
the ability to get them over. A Key- 
stone opened. Sime. 


The first half program at the Amer- 
ican Roof was mostly noted for two 
well-known big time turns upon it, 
Diero and Edmund Hayes and Co. 
Both scored, Diero the applause hit, 
and Mr. Hayes catching the laughing 
hit of the bill. 

Another big time act was Mae West, 
next to closing, a position Diero should 
have had, though the Roof running can 
not always be arranged to suit the 
management through the acts also ap- 
pearing in the theatre below. 

Hayes, in his "Piano Mover" comedy 
number, will give the Loew Circuit 
a huge laugh all along the line. He 
has cut down and changed the turn 
about somewhat. The present assist- 
ant is working well, and there will be 
but one report about this act over 
the time. 

As certain a success for applause is 
Diero, who can handle the piano-ac- 
cordion just the way the masses want 
it, although, .as a matter of fact, it's 
doubtful if Diero ever played any the- 
atre, big or small time, that his ap- 
phuse record was not about the same. 

Miss West is singing character num- 
bers, changing costume to fit the lyrics. 
She has repressed her exuberance 
somewhat, but could stand just a trifle 
more repression. She did well enough. 

Louise and Mitchell were program- 
ed to open the bill, followed by Ed- 
. munds and Basil, with Scanlon and 
Carter, "No. 3." The latter team is 
said to be Honey and Honey, or some- 
thing like that, from the Valeska Suratt 
vaudeville production. They were car- 

ried over through the finish of their 
singing and dancing turn. After Diero 
in the next spot were Mildred Don- 
nelly and Co., playing "The Under- 
study," the comedy playlet once in use 
by Helen Page. Miss Donnelly is 
of Joyce and Donnelly. Neither she 
nor either of her company of two men 
compare with the former players, and 
this hurts immeasurably, perhaps too 
much so for the larger small time. 

After the Three O'Neill Sisters (New 
Acts) who opened the intermission 
after a Keystone had filled that wait, 
came the Hayes act, then Miss West, 
with Willie Hale and Bros, billed to 
close the upstairs show. 

The Roof held about half a house 
downstairs. It can hardly do more 
until admission is reduced to meet 
competition, a part of which comes 
from the downstairs theatre and its 
lower admission scale for the same 
bill. Slme. 


This week's show at the Colonial 
seemed to be lacking in sufficient com- 
edy element to send it over with a 
bang. On paper the bill looked to be 
a very good entertainment, but some- 
how or other it did not play as well. 
Monday night the floor held almost 
capacity, with quite a bit of paper. The 
balcony held a fairly good attendance. 
The program of nine acts and a weekly, 
in the opening spot, ran from 8:15 until 
after 11 p. m. 

Mile. Lupita Pera (New Acts), an 
aerialist, opened the bill, starting the 
show very nicely. She was followed by 
Barto and Clark, presenting a skit in 
"one" entitled "Marooned." The act 
will do nicely as Boon as the talk runs 
a little more smoothly. Both the man 
and woman can sing and dance, and on 
second, they got over after starting. 

Matthews, Shayne & Co. in "Dream- 
land" were switched from opening in- 
termission to "No. 3," and even in a 
spot as early as this the act got over in 
great shape. The Colonial audience 
was especially strong for the closing in 
"one" with the parodies. Adler and 
Arline in their burlesque hypnotic offer- 
ing got laughs and were one of the 
early hits. 

Closing the first part of the show 
Sam Chip and Mary Marble in "The 
Land of Dykes" were pleasing. 

Bert Lamont and his Cowboy Min- 
strels opened the second half. The act 
was a little slow in getting started, 
but Lamont's "nut" comedy soon had 
the audience laughing. The closing 
numbers did very nicely. 

Blanche Walsh & Co., presenting 
"The Woman In the Case," was the real 
hit. Miss Walsh is employing the third 
act of the play of the same title. This 
has the "big scene," where the wife 
clears her husband of the charge of 
murder. Miss Walsh as the wife, and 
Marie Horton as the woman, are the 
only two members of the cast worth 
mentioning. The other roles are very 
badly played. 

Nellie Nichols is next to closing. 
Ralph Dunbar's Bell Ringers (New 
Acts) were the closers. The act was 
badly placed and would have fared 
better earlier. 




The Royal in the Bronx has a bar- 
gain week. Beside* 12 acts, the man- 
agement includes a coupon for the price 
of admission that entitles the patron 
to a seat at halt price at the Bronx 
theatre, where a stock company is play- 
ing. Monday night the house was 
nearly filled when the curtain rose on 
the opening act at 8:07. 

The bill is a well-arranged one, com- 
edy prevailing mostly, with Frank 
Keenan's dramatic sketch placed be- 
fore intermission for relief. The story 
of the father, an old soldier who ap- 
peals to the governor to have his son 
(a condemned murderer) shot instead 
of hung, kept the audience interested. 

The fun honors were divided be- 
tween Lancton, Lucier and Co., and 
Flanagan and Edwards. The come- 
dian in the former act has a good line 
of "nut" material and is a corking 
feature man for the turn. The girl's 
change from the character comedienne 
to the "dressed up lady" caused a buzz 
among the regulars. Flanagan and 
Edwards know how to deliver fast and 
snappy talk and their awakening in 
the theatrical hotel is a very true study. 
They also are pleasing in their dem- 
onstration of dancing, new and old, 
that they do in "one" for a finish. 

The program started with Sprague 
and McNeece, who look very well while 
doing a skating act. Sam Hearn and 
Helen Eley (New Acts) had a very 
hard spot, "No. 2," through the show 
opening so early. Sam Barton has 
nerve, or something that resembles it 
very much. In the orchestra there 
were many who mentioned Joe Jack- 
son while this tramp comedian was 
doing his turn. Outside of the nerve, 
Barton has a wonderful memory, for 
he has not forgotten one thing Jack- 
son did. It is not to be accepted, how- 
ever, that Barton gives a good imita- 
tion of Jackson, for he fails miserably 
in trying to do so. 

Maude Lambert and Ernest Ball 
scored strongly at the finish through 
Miss Lambert singing Mr. Ball's song, 
"Mother McCree," in sotto voice. 
The other feature of the act is Mr. 
Ball's manipulation of the ivories in a 
rag selection, in which he was ably 
seconded by the orchestra. 

Bert Errol always promised well 
when in England, doing one song over 
there in anything but a good looking 
gown. The female impersonator is 
now given a chance and is a winner 
through his dandy appearance in two 
stunning gowns, and his vocal efforts. 
His comedy bits also come in for 
much praise. 

Nan Halperin, with a style of her 
own, became popular at once. She 
mentions personality in her first song, 
and it may be this that gets her over, 
l»ut she does get over, and very well. 
Miss Halperin has a good idea of 

Marion Murray and Co. are still 
playing "The Prima Donna," and the 
comedy is good, due to the excellent 
playing of William Riciarddi as the 
Italian impresario. Miss Murray also 
contributes her good looks toward 
the success. Hoey and Lee, next to 
closing, did the usual with parody 

Adelaide Herrmann, who closed the 
show, started to do her act at 11:25, 
and no one moved, which speaks for 


The Palace audience Monday night 

took its time getting in, but once 

the house was settled it looked pretty 

solid from pit to dome. Class fairly 
cozed from the bill, and while the show 
slowed up in spots, the program gave 
pretty good satisfaction. 

Evelyn Nesbit is back on Broadway, 
but she has changed much since first 
appearing at Hammerstein's. She has 
changed her act, so that it is hardly 
recognizable, yet the change is all for 
the better. She has a new stage out- 
fit and speeds up her dancing with 
Jack Clifford. The pair dance well to- 
gether and Clifford handles her grace- 
fully. Weeks of working together have 
given the dancers more confidence, but 
Miss Nesbit was palpably nervous when 
she appeared in "one" at the opening, 
singing two numbers, one "The Little 
House on the Hill" (new), which she 
did rather well. 

Miss Nesbit is the headliner and un- 
questionably a draw. Curiosity, no 
doubt, will continue to make Miss Nes- 
bit an attraction, but still she and Mr. 
Clifford offer a pleasing turn. 

Another name on the bill that has 
been quite prominent in Broadway 
amusements of the classical sort was 
Carl Jorn (New Acts), the Metropoli- 
tan tenor, who received a hearty greet- 

Dorothy and Madeline Cameron 
opened the show. The "sisters" are 
dancing much better and have gotten 
their turn in good shape. The girls 
made such an impression that they 
were applauded long after the card had 
been flashed for the next act. Perhaps 
the Metropolitan folks that were in to 
give Jorn a greeting remembered the 
Camerons had also done service in 
grand opera. But, of course, their 
work was in the ballet. 

"The Volunteers" is a new way of 
introducing a quartet of male voices. 
The act is now running smoothly and 
the voices blend most harmoniously. 
If this outfit sticks together it will have 
no trouble in ranking as one of the best 
in vaudeville. It's a singing combina- 
tion worth much to any bill. Brandon 
Hurst and Co. in "The Girl" didn't 
make much headway until the finish. 
Frank Dekum appeared too old as the 
boy. The sketch at times is pretty 

Nellie V. Nichols had a hard time 
until she struck her imitations. Miss 
Nesbit and Jack Clifford appeared just 
before intermission. 

Bickel and Watson opened the second 
part. Their old patter about the music 
and the instrumental comicalities at the 
close put them in big favor. Their fun- 
making appears to be irresistible at the 
Palace. After Jorn came Ben Ryan 
and Harriet Lee. The latter appeared 
to be working with a heavy cold, which 
affected her voice. Bird Millman and Co. 
wire-walkers, closed. The act has its 
usual thrill, with Miss Millman doing 
her well known specialty of flying back 
and forth on the wire. 


The Broadway show was badly 
mixed up Tuesday evening, the Jugg- 
ling Bannans being forced out of the 
line-up through an accident, thus neces- 
sitating a complete rearrangement of 
the entire program. The show ran 
one act short without a noticeable 
connection of any sort, although it was 
evident the reconstruction of the run- 
ning order didn't benefit those who 
were forced closer to the opening point. 
Business has taken a decided jump here 
also, the Tuesday gathering showing 
a big orchestra floor with a liberal at- 
tendance upstairs. 

May Ward is the feature for the 
current week, returning to vaudeville 
with a repertoire of popular numbers 
and closing with a waltz, working three 
plants for the bit. 

The waltz affair could be eliminated 
for first class pop houses, for it, too, 
smacks of the burlesque style of enter- 
tainment. Full of personality, life and 
pep and with a good voice and "some 
shape," May measures up just as strong 
as ever and should find plenty to do. 

Count Beaumont is also a feature, 
showing his pretentious magical propo- 
sition with the cabinet work utilized 
for the second portion of the turn. 
Beaumont's assistants are careless at 
times, two of the cabinet stunts being 
plainly revealed, but Beaumont himself 
is a splendid worker, particularly when 
soloing, as in the coin palming and 
Chinese bit. The act is big in every 
sense of the word and should make a 
great headliner for the pop houses. 

The Marimba Band opened the show, 
a quartet of Hawaiians, working in 
"one," with their national instrument. 
The music is tuneful, and their collec- 
tion of numbers shows sensible taste. 
The men could improve their appear- 
ance somewhat, this essential falling 
noticeably short in contrast with their 
general ability. 

Potts Bros, and Co. offered their 
familiar farce, "A Double's Troubles," 
and Cecil, Eldred and Carr, who held 
second spot, registered a pronounced 
hit. The one-finger balance is a bit 
out of the ordinary and makes a great 
climax for the acrobatic efforts. The 
comedy is likewise good. 

Mozart, Hoey and Six Merry Maid- 
ens have one of those girl acts built 
especially for small time. Both prin- 
cipals work hard continually, with the 
girls averaging up well, and the turn 
makes at least a flash. It lacks par- 
ticularly something novel in the stag- 
ing of the numbers, but went over well 
at the Broadway. 

The King Quartet of singers satis- 
fied those who like their harmony, the 
tenor singer (King) standing out con- 
spicuously with a strong voice. Sever- 
al thousand feet of dramatic and com- 
edy films also helped out the program, 
one set of comedy reels breaking the 
show in the center. Wynn. 


Tuesday night the William Fox big 
house on 14th street was open to the 
Boy Scouts, and about 500 of these 
young fellows, led by their band, 
marched into the theatre just before 
the night show started. Before this, 
however, the fife, bugle and drum 
corps obliged in front of the theatre, 
doing ballyhoo business arranged by 
John Zanft. The boys livened things 
up considerably and it was a good- 
natured audience that witnessed the 

Von Cello started things rolling. 
His antics with his feet and the barrel 
gained him popularity from the start. 
The ease with which Von Cello works 
will always pass by strongly in the 
pop houses. 

"The Tamer," a sketch, gained both 
applause and laughs as it went along. 
The man and woman in this act handle 
a good vehicle with every care and 
score accordingly. 

Merlin, the card manipulator, scored 
with his comedy efforts and his tricks. 
With a very good' plant and a stage 
hand Merlin delivers some good fast 
talk with a little of the "nut stuff" 
thrown in. 

The Rennes, a remnant of the Renne 
Family, failed to attract much atten- 

Elsie White is a single girl who 
should be advised to try to make 
her offering a bit more refined. Miss 
White works along the Fannie Brice 
line most of the time and gets some- 
thing out of a comedy number called 
"Too High." 

Clayton and Lennie, the talking pair, 
have their laughs scattered and man- 
age to amuse the audience about one- 
fourth of their stay. The one who 
plays the English Johnnie sometimes 
forgets that character. 

oregorie and Elimina in closing the 
vaudeville section interested the audi- 
ence mainly through the strong man 
carrying a big leather couch through 
the audience on his chin. It looks like 
a dangerous attempt to gain applause. 

A picture closed the evening. 


Bernice McCabe, who succeeded Ina 
Claire in "The Quaker Girl," has re- 
nounced the stage forr ver and married 
Frank C. Moore, a Canadian lumber 


Baltimore, Jan. 6. 
For $86,500 the city has bought the 
Holliday Street theatre, one of the 
oldest in the United States. The pur- 
chase includes the furnishings, valued 
at 12,500. 

On the site of the theatre and sur- 
rounding properties the city plans to 
build an annex to the present City 

It is proposed, though, soon to fit 
up rooms on a section ^61 the stage 
for certain departments, which have 
been cramped for some time. It is 
stated that the front portion of the 
theatre will be left as it now is and 
rented for theatrical performances, pic- 
ture shows, exhibitiotfc or other pur- 
poses, and also for conventions, until 
the city is ready to raze the property. 

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Grabs Control of Film Company, Elects Himself Treasurer at 

Annual Meeting — Holds Former Swanson Shares — Even 

Laemmle Was in Dark Until Mine Was Sprung. 

The film trade, or such of it as is 

in touch with developments in New 

York, learned for the first time early 
this week- that Pat Powers is the man 
who controls a majority of the voting 
stock of the Universal. At the annual 
meeting of stockholders, Dec. 31, he 
voted 52 per cent, of the stock. 

Thus is explained for the first time 
what became of the stock sold by 
William Swanson and Jos. Engel early 
in October. Powers's control of the 
voting strength of the corporation 
brought him to the position of treas- 
urer. That post was formerly held by 
Vice-President Cochran, who handled a 
double office. He was re-elected to the 
vice-presidency only. 

There is no way of knowing whether 
Powers actually owns the stock or not. 
It is possible that it was sold to cer- 
tain New York bankers, as was declared 
at the time of the transfer, and Powers 
merely holds voting proxies. In any 
event, his voting of a majority came 
as a surprise to filmdom. In October 
it was generally understood Powers 
had sold out all his holdings' in the 
Universal, and with Engel and Swan- 
son had retired from its management. 
Since that time and until last week's 
annual meeting, his name did not ap- 
pear in the activities of the Universal, 
and he was to all intents engaged in 
building up the United Film Service, 
the feature and single reel program op- 
erated by Warner's Features, Inc. (also 
a Powers enterprise). 

At the time of the stock transfer in 
October, it was believed that the Pow- 
ers stock, together with that of Swan- 
son and Engel, had changed hands. 
The sum named for the lot (estimated 
to be just short of a majority) was 

It is now said the bankers (who 
remained unnamed) acted for Powers. 

Powers and Carl Laemmle at that 
time were engaged in litigation, and 
the assumption was that they were bit- 
terly at odds. At the stockholders' 
meeting last week, however, Laemmle 
was returned to the presidency, the in- 
ference being fnlt aJl differences be- 
tween the two have be*n patched up. 

Early last summer there was a ru- 
mor in circulation that the Universal , 
heads had in contemplation a plan to 
reorganize, increase the capital to $10,- 
000,000 and undertake a huge campaign 
of picture exploitation on a scale never 
before attempted. The outbreak of the 
European war and the resulting busi- 
ness depression in this country shelved 
the scheme. 

Not only was Powers' coup kept 
secret from even the inner trade circles, 
but it is said Carl Laemmle himself was 
unaware that a mine had been dug 
under his feet. With Ppwtrs in con- 
trol, it is the opinion of ihose who 

know both men that Powers will be the 
active head of the concern, if, indeed, 
he does not push Laemmle out of his 
"place in the sun." 


William Faversham is to be seen in 

pictures before the lapse of another 

year. This much has been adduced by 

his flatfooted statement that under no 

consideration will he permit any picture 
version made of "The World and His 
Wife," as he and Felix Is man own the 
exclusive producing rights to this play. 

Faversham has hinted that he and 
-Julie Opp will likely be seen in the 
central characters in this play if it ever 
does reach the camera. 

Walker Whiteside has finally heeded 
the call of the camera. Walter Floyd, 
his manager for several years, admits 
Whiteside has contracted to appear In 
pictures with an independent concern. 

Whiteside is awaiting word from 
Israel Zangwill for permission to act 
in films the latter's "The Melting Pot." 
Zangwill may ask too much royalty, yet 
the company will have Whiteside ap- 
pear in at least two feature fiilms if the 
former's piece is not obtained. 


London, Jan. 6. 

Massie, Hughes & Co., theatrical and 
cinematograph agents here, claim a 
contract with a reliable film corpora- 
tion for the British rights to the 
"Three Weeks" feature picture made in 
America. The firm also says it is 
Elinor Glyn's picture agent for this 

H. Winik, connected with the Apex 
Co. of New York, is advertising here 
he has purchased the English rights to 
the film. The Massie people say they 
know nothing of any such deal. 


Gilbert M. Anderson, better known 
as Broncho Billy to the millions who 
follow the pictures for amusement, ap- 
peared on Broadway Monday and was 
at once the cynosure of curious eyes, 
the Essanay actor being recognized by 
scores before he had proceeded several 

Anderson is stopping at the Claridge. 
He's here on a double mission, one to 
enjoy his annual vacation and rest 
from camera work and the other to 
O. K. the contracts signed for his new 
musical comedy company which he 
plans to place on the Coast in Febru- 
ary. Sam Rork, Anderson's general 
manager, is personally in charge of the 
engaging, but Anderson will have some 
say in the selection. 

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Rumors of mergers, new affiliations, 

important trade realignments and the 

like filled the air this week, although 

little came to the surface definitely to 

bear out the old prophecy that the 
turn of the year would see upheavals 
in filmdom. 

There was, however, every appear- 
ance of authenticity in the statement a 
few days ago from a substantial film 
man that there had been a second con- 
ference downtown late last week at- 
tended by J. J. Kennedy, head of the 
Patents Co., and president of the Gen- 
eral Film Co.; Harry Aitken, president 
of the Mutual, and Carl Laemmle, presi- 
dent of the Universal. 

Nothing of the conference became 
public, of course, but it is becoming 
more and more the fixed belief of mo- 
tion picture people that the three big- 
gest daily release programs are edging 
toward some sort of trade understand- 
ing. What form it will take none is 
prepared to hazard. The pending dis- 
solution suit against the "trust" would, 
of course, preclude the possibility of 
anything approaching an open merger, 
to the exclusion of the outsiders. In 
this connection it is interesting to note 
that Pat Powers has lately become head 
of a daily release service, the United. 
As holder of the majority of voting 
stock in the Universal, Powers could 
probably force the other members of 
any sort of a pooling arrangement to 
take care of this new property, in the 
event of a peace treaty. 

Such an arrangement would leave 
only one daily release program in the 
position of an independent, the Kri- 
terion, of which A. M. Kennedy is 
president. Mr. Kennedy is due to 
reach New York from the Pacific coast 
within a short time. 

Another angle to the complex situa- 
tion is the persistent report that one 
of the big feature programs' has in con- 
templation the establishment of a ser- 
vice of single-reelers for use in con- 
junction with its multiple reel features. 
It is known to have made a large num- 
ber of single reel subjects and the 
manufacturers of the group are making 
more. Besides, the rumors intimate 
that a big producer of 1,000-foot sub- 
jects may break away from his present 
distributing concern and throw in his 
lot with feature people. 

Film magnates were moving back and 
forth across the continent with remark- 
able energy this week. Lewis J. Selz- 
nick, president of the World Film Co., 
was scheduled "to leave for the west" 
late this week. How far west his trip 
would take him, the announcement did 
not state. A. M. Kennedy is due in 
New York from the coast. Ad. Kess- 
ler and William Bauman, heads of the 
New York Motion Picture Co., maker 
of the Keystone and other brands, left 
New York for Santa Monica as an- 
nounced two weeks ago in Variety 
Jos. Engel, one of the original group 
of the Universal, and who disposed of 
his interest along with W. H. Swan- 
son, reached New York Monday, after 
a long coast visit. Adolph Zukor, presi- 
dent of The Famous Players, accom- 
panied the Mary Pickford company as 
far as Chicago on its trip to California. 


Binghamton, Jan 6. 

The Binghamton Ministerial Asso- 
ciation lost its two-year fight to close 
up picture houses Sundays, when the 
common council refused to pass an 
ordinance forbidding the mayor to 
grant licenses to theatres which in- 
tended to run on the Sabbath. 

The result of the fight has a sweep- 
ing effect on picture houses through- 
out the state and may be the means 
of opening scores of houses in central 
New York. 


Seneca Falls, N. Y., Jan. 6. 

European war pictures made in 
Seneca Falls may soon be shown. 
Several hundred houses on the "Flats" 
are to be torn down in the course of 
the next week or so, and Jacob Leven- 
son, of the wrecking company, has 
closed a deal with a film company for 
utilizing the buildings when half de- 
molished as depicting the German in- 
vasion of Belgium. 

The film company will bring several 
cannon to the scene, and some of the 
buildings will be burned to add "color" 
to the films. To complete the devasta- 
tion, many trees will be destroyed and 
shells fired through several factories 
which are also to be torn down to make 
way for the barge canal. 


Rita Jolivet, who created the leading 
feminine character of "Kismit," left 
New York for California Tuesday. 
She will play the modern American 
Girl in a Lasky picture version of 
Eleanor M. Ingram's recent novel, 
N "The Unafraid." The action takes 
place in the Balkans. 


The subway conflagration Wednes- 
day morning was closely covered by 
the camera men of the various topical 
weeklies. The weather was misty. 
The use of the pulmotor in reviving 
the smoke victims was caught. 


Mary Pickford, the Famous Players 
Co. star, left New York Tuesday for 
Los Angeles, accompanied by her 
mother, and James Kirkwood, director 
of the Pickford productions. She will 
remain at the Famous s/tudios this 
winter and spring, playing in new 

Adolph Zukor, president of the 
Famous Players, accompanied the 
party as far as Chicago. 

Two Fires In One Town. 

Elizabeth, N. J., Jan. 6. 
Two panics from fires in local pic- 
ture houses New Year's night will be 
made the basis of an order by the Fire 
Board that all picture houses provide 
fireproof operators' booths. At the 
Royal, both operators were overcome 
by the flames and are in a hospital. 
At the Empire, Manager Turrin was 
badly burned in an effort to save ex- 
pensive films. In both playhouses large 
holiday audiences escaped without seri- 
ous harm. 



Otto Ratbs. one of the managers of the 
Gaiety theatre, a picture house which, until 
recently played the Webatcr time, has been 
appointed postmaster for 3». Paui, with the re- 
sult that a lively time Ib In l> ^0 »»• c 11 t 11 b • tw •* ,l 
political beads as to whether be will be tne 
approved choice. Mr. Ratbs has timed the 
management of the theatre over to Mustard ft 
Howe, manageru of the Blue Mouse theatre, 
also a picture house. 

Sidney Harris, brother of Harry Harris of 
the Cohan theatre, is handling "Tilly's Punc- 
tured Romance" for Washington, Oregon and 
Idaho. Harry Harris Is Interested in the 

Herbert Brenon has returned to New York 
after completing his slx-reeler on the Coast of 
MrT Leslie Carter in "The Heart of Maryland. 

Arthur Rosenbach has resigned as sales man- 
ager of the Excelsior to become a member or 
the executive staff of the Alliance. 

The George Broadhurst comedy "What Hap- 
pened to Jones' Is to be put Into film form by 
the World Film Corp., under the direction of 
Fred Mace, who will also appear In the picture. 

Victor Beauchamp, who had just been signed 
by the United Film Service and was to make 
his American debut In a February release, 
sailed to enlist In the French army. 

Holbrook Bllnn. director of the Princess 
Players, which closed at the Princess Satur- 
day night has several picture offers under con- 

The New York branch of the McEnnery Syn- 
dicate has given up the old office In the 
Candler Building to take room In the Alco 

Walter Heirs, the L.ubln Fat Boy, is appear- 
ing In Universal comedies. 

Irvln S. Cobb, the American newspaper- 
man whose papers on the European war have 
engaged worldwide attention, gave his first 
lecture at the Waldorf-Astoria Thursday 
afternoon, at which time his pictures were 

Edith Wynne Mathison has been signed to 
play the leading part In the Belaaco-Laaky 
feature "The Governor's Lady." to be re- 
leased In the Paramount program. 

Arthur Evers has Joined the Dyreda Art 
Film Corporation (World Film program) to 
play heavies. He was formerly of Edna May 
Spooner's company at the Fifth Avenue. 

Frederick De Belleville, Robert Broderlck 
and Laura Sawyer have been cast for "A 
Daughter of the People." marked for release 
In the World Film Corporation Feb. 1. 

Ellallne Terrlss (Mrs. Seymour Hicks), 
who with her husband Is giving Impromptu 
entertainments to the British soldiers at the 
front, has written to her brother, Tom Ter- 
rlss, producing for the Klnetophote, asking 
that he tell the American film makers that 
there Is a pressing need In the European 
camps for moving pictures, which are an im- 
portant aid In keeping the soldiers in good 
spirits and begging that he try to have a 
shipment of pictures sent for that purpose. 

John Emerson's second appearance under 
sponsorship of the Famous Players (the first 
being "The Conspiracy") will be as David 
Holmes In "The Bachelor's Romance," re- 
leased In the Paramount Program Jan. 18. 

Lillian Hamilton, recently with the Usonla, 
has Joined the Premier. Hal Clements is 
directing for that brand. Jack Blekely is the 
sixth member of the Premier company at 
Santa Paula, Cal., to be married during the 
past three months. 

Florence Reed, playing In "The Yellow 
Ticket," enacted the principal film role In 
"The Dancing Girl" (Ave parts), released 
Jan. 11 by the Famous Players Co. 

The "Runaway June" releases start Jan. 
13 by the Reliance Co. 

tip. Time and again during a rush the lads 
almost come to blows. 

"Mlgnon," with Beatrix Michelena, a Cali- 
fornia M. P. Corporation feature, is marked 
for release Jan. 18. It's a five-part picture. 

The servant problem Is to be made the cen- 
ter of a series of "purposeful reels" by the 
Edison with Miriam Nesbltt playing Lena, a 
servant, a double reeler, entitled "Lena," be- 
ing released Jan. 15. 

"It's No Laughing Matter." with Maclyn 
Arbuckle featured, is a Bosworth feature 
marked for release .Tan. 14. The story's by 
Hi. Judd and the film was written and di- 
rected by Lois Weber. 

The Screen Club has already made arrange- 
ments for the next Thanksgiving Eve Ball to 
be held In the Hotel Astor (Nov. 25, 1915). 

Walter Hitchcock, a former legit. Is in the 
Wlllam Fox feature. "The Girl I Left Be- 
hind Me." 


The proprietors of 25 Brooklyn pic- 
ture theatres have been summoned to 
appear before Commissioner of Licens- 
es Bell, to answer charges for admitting 
minors, unaccompanied by guardians. 
The commissioner recently revoked the 
licenses of five houses in Manhattan 
for violating this law. 

In several of the cases brought be- 
fore the commissioner the manager of 
the theatre has engaged a man to act 
as guardian. This individual meets a 
number of children near the theatre 
and takes their money but leaves them 
as soon as they are seated in the the- 

Several managers of the smaller 
places have complained that if the law 
is to be strictly enforced they will be 
driven out of business, as they depend 
almost solely on the children to keep 
their houses' open. The small time 
vaudeville theatre with a feature pic- 
ture is taking away the patronage of 
the grownups who have more than a 
nickel to spend, leaving the children 
the main source of revenue for the 


Cincinnati, Jan. 6. 

Judge Gorman late last week directed 

a jury to find a verdict of "not guilty" 

in favor of Chris. Popp, manager of a 

picture house, who was charged with 

contributing to juvenile delinquency by 
giving a "country store" feature in his 

The Juvenile Protective Association 
was complainant Popp was arrested 
n the society's crusade against the 
"store" feature. His attorneys con- 
tended the "store" was similar to 
church raffles and such affairs. The 
court declared the practice should be 
discouraged, but holding that the 
"store" did not contribute a juvenile 
delinquency, directed the jury to find 
for Popp. 


Pittsburgh, Jan. 6. 

No race or color lines may be drawn 
by Pennsylvania picture theatre man- 
agers' in providing seating arrange- 
ments for patrons, according to an 
opinion handed down by Judge S. J. 
M. McCarrell, of the Dauphin County 

The decision settles, so far as the 
lower courts are concerned, the appeal 
of the picture proprietors from the ver- 
dict of a Dauphin county criminal jury 
which convicted one of their number of 
discriminating against Frank N. Rob- 
inson, a negro, by refusing him a seat 
in any place but the balcony. 

RELEASED NEXT WEEK (Jul 11 to Jan. 16, inc.) 



Vitsgraph V 

Bioffrspn B 

Kalem K 

Lubin L 

Pathe Pthe 

Selig S 

Edison E 

Essanay S-A 

Kleine Kl 

Melies Mel 

Ambrosio Amb 

Columbus Col 

Mins Mi 


Imp I 

Biton B101 

Chrystal C 

Neitor N 

Powers P 

Eclsir Eclr 

Rex Rx 

Frontier Frnt 

Victor Vic 

Gold Seal G S 

Joker J 

Universsi Ike U I 

Sterling Stcr 

BigU B U 

L.-K. O L K O 


Gsumont G 

American A 

Keystone Key 

Reliance Rcl 

Msjestic Mai 

Thanhouser T 

Kay-Bee KB 

Domino Dom 

Mutual M 

Princess Pr 

Komic Ko 

Beauty Be 

Apollo Apo 

Royal R 

Lion Ln 

Hepworth H 

The subject is in one reel of about 1,000 feet unless otherwise noted. 

The boyn In charge of the Herald Square 
gallery almost go to the mat in their anxiety 
to find seats for patrons that look like a dime 


MUTUAL— Restitution, 2-reel dr, A; Key- 
stone, title not announced ; Our Mutual Girl, 
No. 62, Rel. 

GENERAL F— The Olrl He Brought Home, 
dr, B ; The Adventure at Brlarcllff, 2-reel 
com, K; Patsy at College, com (third of the 
"Patsy BOUvar" series), L; The Old Code, 
2-reel dr, SVTne Fates and Flora Fourflush, 
"The Treasure Temple of Bhosh," series No. 
2, com, V ; A Superfluous Bahy, com, E ; 
Sweedle's Suicide, com, 8-A. 

UNIVERSAL— Through a Knot Hole, com, 
L K. O. ; Star of the Sea, 2-reel dr, Rx ; 
The Dummy Husband, com-dr, Eclr. 


MUTUAL— The Speed King, 2-reel dr. T; 
Probation, dr, MaJ ; The Spirit of Giving, 
dr, Be. 

GENERAL F— The Third Act, 2-reel dr, B; 
A Bold, Bad Burglar, com, K ; Baseball and 
Trouble, com, L ; Harold's Bad Man, com, 8 ; 
A Mlx-up In Dress Suit Cases, 2-reel com, 
V ; Olive's Other Self, dr, E ; By a Strange 
Road, dr, S-A. 

UNIVERSAL— A Woman's Debt, 2-reel dr, 
Q S; A Maid by Proxy, com, N; The Useless 
One, dr. B, U. 


MUTUAL— Mother Hulda, 2-reel dr, Br; 
The Black Ghost Bandit, dr, A ; The Terror 
of the Moutain, dr, Rel. 

GENERAL F— The 8tolen Ruby, 2-reel dr, 
K; When Honor Wakes, 2-reel dr, L; The 
Richest Olrl In the World, dr, S ; The Hair 
of Her Head, com, V ; Curing the Cook, and 
McOlnty and the Count, split-reel com, E ; 
The Fable of "The Fellow Who Had a Friend 
Who Knew a Olrl Who Had a Friend," com, 

UNIVERSAL— Thou Shalt Not Flirt, com 
L K O ; Reunited, 2-reel dr, Eclr Universsi 
Animated Weekly, No. 149, U. 


MUTUAL— In the Land of the Otter, 2-reel 
dr, Dom ; Keystone title not announced ; Mu- 
tual Weekly, No. 2, M. 

GENERAL F— Getting Into a Scrape, and 
The Cheese Industry, split-reel com, B ; The 
Friendship of Lamond. 2-reel, dr, L; Hearst- 
Sellg News Pictorial, No. 92, S; The Legend 
of the Lone Tree, dr, V; When Slippery Slim 
Went for the Eggs, com, S-A ; Distilled Spirits, 
com, Ml. 

UNIVERSAL— The Hearts of the Bradys, 
w-dr, B-U ; Pawns of Fate, 2-reel dr, Rx ; 
Those German Bowlers, com, Ster. 

JANUARY 15— frtlDAY. 

MUTUAL— The Cross of Fire, 2-reel dr, 
K B ; Pleasing Uncle, com, Pr ; The Clubman's 
Wager, and Producing a Nation's Pride, split- 
ret 1, A. 

GENERAL F— The Inevitable Retribution, 
dr, B ; A Boob for Luck, com, K ; Out of the 
Storm, dr, L; The Snallburg Volunteers, com, 
S ; Chiefly Concerning Males, com, V ; Lena, 
2-reel com, E; Dear Old Girl, 2-reel dr, 8-A. 

UNIVERSAL— A Gentleman of Art, 2-reel 
dr, I ; When the Mummy Cried for Help 
com, N ; Father's Strategy, com-dr, Vic. 


MUTUAL- One Flight Up, 2-reel dr, Rel; 
Keystone title not yet announced ; The Un- 
willing Bride, com, R. 

GENERAL F— The House of Horror, dr 
B; The Broken Circuit, dr (10th Episode of 
"The Hazards of Helen" series), K; Mr 
Stubb's Pen, and Spaghetti and Lottery, split- 
reel com, L ; Robert Thorne Forecloses, dr 
S: The Sage-Brush Gal, 3- reel dr, V; The 
Banker's Double, dr, E ; Broncho Billy and 
the Slater*, w-dr, S-A. 

UNIVERSAL— Hubby's Cure, com, and 
Quaint Brittany, educ. split-reel, J; An Out- 
law's Honor, w-dr. P ; The Governor Maker. 
2-reel dr. B101. 


Cincinnati, Jan. 6. 

A delegation of Cincinnati picture 
exchange men will personally ask 
Frank Willis, new Republican Gover- 
nor of Ohio, to retain the present 
censorship board. Willis is to be in- 
augurated Jan. 11. 

The film men declare they prefer 
state to municipal censorship which 
may be a reality of the future. They 
really favor national censorship by 
Uncle Sam. At a meeting, of 57 ex- 
hibitors at the Sinton Hotel the state 
censors were endorsed. Harry E. 
Vestal, chairman of the state censors, 
spoke and challenged the motives of 
the National Board of Censors in try- 
ing to oust his organization. He asked 
where the $50,000 "barrel" to fight cen- 
sorship in this state had come from. 
Chairman Vestal is a Republican and 
lives* in Willis' home town, Ada, O. 

Former Mayor Hunt, of Cincinnati, 
is drawing up a bill that will be pre- 
sented to the legislature this month, 
seeking to have the cenaorship law 
repealed. Hunt, it is said, was en- 
gaged by the national censors or per- 
sons connected with them to draw up 
the bill. 

A. M. Muller, of Warner's Features, 
who was chairman of the meeting that 
endorsed the state censors, is now look- 
ing for a job. He resigned and has 
gone to New York. 

The National Board of Censorship 
makes no secret of the fact that it is 
supported by moving picture trade in- 
terests, among the contributors being 
Eastman, the blank stock maker. 

The Board's campaign to have its 
sanction accepted throughout the 
country has been open and above 
board. It seeks, according to its own 
statement, to have localities* or states 
appoint non-salaried censors only, on 
the ground that paid censors have too 
often a political taint. It wants local 
censors to accept the National Board's 
decisions, except in cases where films 
billed for exhibition have not been 
passed by the National Board, or 
where a film passed by the Board is 
the subject of complaint to local au- 
thorities. In these cases the Board 
advocates censorship ordinances call- 
ing for a re-view by local censors. 


Two more film producers have en- 
rolled under the umiod Film Service 
banner, making a total of 14. The new- 
comers are the Regent Film Manufac- 
turing Co.. Inc., just organized by S. 
L. Warner and the Sunshine Film Cor- 
poration. The latter concern will re- 
lease three brands, Mars, Magnet and 
Juno. The Regent brand will be Tarns, 
made up of society dramas in two reels 
each. Irene Tarns will be featured in 
the films which bear her name. 

Other players in the two new or- 
ganizations are Delia Conners, former 
Pathe star; Frank Holland, former Vi- 
tagraph leading man; Mabel Frenyear, 
Sidney^ DeGray, Peggy Hart and How- 
ard Davies. 

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"The war takes place right before your 
eyes" Is one of the many misleading state- 
ments made In the printed announcement of 
the New York Evening Sun's "Moving Pictures 
of the War." as shown at Carnegie Hall. Not 
alone the Sun, but the Philadelphia Inquirer 
fell for this batch of reassembled views. Both 
these Important dallies followed another, the 
Chicago Tribune, In attempting to foist upon 
the public, for their own advancement, fame 
and possible Increased circulation, "war pic- 
tures" that never were and are not. The 
papers Interested give as much publicity to 
these films in their own sheets as they can. 
The results in attendance must be the pun- 
ishment ; and also the results must have sur- 
prised the Sun, for New Year'* night at Car- 
negie Hall there were not over SO people in 
the large auditorium watching the "war pic- 
ture." There is another reason that should 
work against the dis?lay of these stereopticon 
views as moving pictures. The papers stand- 
ing sponsor could have afforded to wait until 
actual war scenes were secured, if they ever 
are (which lis u-ilikely). But still a better 
collection of virw* in the future would do 
more for the promoters in a publicity way. 
With the feeble attempts to exhibit "war pic- 
tures" that have been and are being made, 
when something that approaches a real war 
film arrives, no one will believe It. The Sun's 
pictures appear to be a collection of the war 
scenes showed daily in the "Weekly" dis- 
plays in the picture and vaudeville houses. 
Of the entire lot at Carnegie Hall, not over 
one or two pictures could have been sus- 
pected of genuineness. About the fourth reel 
a caption said : "The Bombardment of Os- 
tend." That promised something, but the 
bombardment was merely a blank view of a 
misty sky. The caption might as well have 
said "Night," and showed sheer darkness. 
The lecturer was expected to cover up these 
descrepancles. He informed the audience the 
bqmbardment caused such a great smoke 
hardly anything could be caught by the 
camera. It was funny enough, if one could 
forget a reputable newspaper was standing 
behind a box office that charged admission to 
see "war pictures" guaranteed by it. Other 
views were almost wholly of Belgians leaving 
their home or country, the familiar "refugee" 
picture.) of the "Weeklies," or "ruins" (after 
the battles) and so on. One scene aboard 
ship showing gunners at work during a "bom- 
bardment" was suspiciously like that used 
some months ago in a melodrama on the 
sheet. The title of that picture cannot be re- 
called. Another caption spoke in the present 
tense of the destruction of a bridge, with the 
derailment of 15 ears containing soldiery. 
The sctual scene showed a ruined bridge 
only. The lecturer volunteered the informa- 
tion the cars and the soldiers were beneath 
the water. As "war pictures" with what 
that implies, this is, a bad lot, and as "Even- 
ing Sun's War Pictures" they are worse. They 
could as well be exhibited by the stereopti- 
con. At Carnegie Hall the lecturer played 
on the audience by many allusions to the 
waste of war, and so on, but the very small 
house commenced to walk out on him before 
the pictures were run through. The "Inside 
story" of these pictures as it is going about 
in the trade is that some were Imported by 
one P. P. Craft months ago. He disposed of 
them to the Universal, which used portions 
for its Weekly, adding others, until the 
scheme struck Craft to take them from the 
Universal, line them up for a feature dis- 
play and get some paper to fall for them as 
"war pictures" "by its own special staff of 
photographers, taken on the field of battle," 
etc. This was done, according to report, and 
the views are being issued as feature film at 
feature film prices, while they are still ob- 
tainable at the Universal as "00-day pictures" 
at a very low price per reel. These Sun war 
pictures can make no money for the Sun 
through public exhibition, cannot help the 
paper and are more likely to hurt its stand- 
ing, while no exhibitor will take a chance to 
bill them as "war pictures" after seeing them. 
They, like the Tribune's, come under the 
"phoney" heading when advertised as "actual 
war scenes." Sime. 


The Olrl Mabel Van Buren 

Ranee Theodore Roberts 

Ramerrei House Peters 

Wowkle Anita King 

Sidney Duck Sydney Deane 

Ashby Billy Elmer 

Nina Jeanne McPherson 

Castro Raymond Hatton 

Senora 811m Dick LeStrange 

Nick, Bartender Tex Drlscol 

Antonio Art Ortego 

Stage Coach Driver John Ortego 

Ouard James Griswold 

Old Minstrel Ed. Harley 

The Lasky-Belesco combination displayed a 
One effort In telling the story of life In Cali- 
fornia In '40. It seemed quite impossible to 
bring out a thriller of western life after that 
section of the country had been used Inces- 
santly as the playground of drama and com- 
edies of all kinds for the screen, but In this 
flve-reeler they make the average western 
chase look like a funeral procession. The 
escape of the Road Agent after leaving the 
"Girl's" hut shows superiority In produc- 
tion, as does the hold-up of the coach. In 
this the lassoing of the guard on top of the 
coach Is a wonderful piece of work, while in 
the escape the bullets splashing In the water 
around the head of the pursued outlaw make 
It very realistic. Agsln the spot selected for 
the picture was perfect. The old Sierras 
were never better shown. In the playing Theo- 
dore Roberts easily runs first. As the big 
sheriff he Is convincing, and toward the finish 
his "souse" bit is ft remaHrnblfl cbnrnrtc- 
study Houne I'eterH uinkc* a *'>od <Mtiaw,' 

while Mabel Van Buren as the "Olrl" pleases. 
The other players figure mostly in groups In 
scenes. The best are the hold up of the 
coach, the search through the blizzard and 
the dance at "The Polka." Lasky has pro- 
duced a western drama at this late day that 
M a big feature in all parts of this country, 
not forgetting iU sure success when it reaches 
the c'ber slue. 


The Paul A':, nrong- Wilson Mlzner melo- 
drama, made into n five-reel feature, marked 
for release by the World Film Corporation 
Jan. 11, is disclosed *s a rather mild love 
story. The underworld "punch" posessed by 
the stage form has been taken out In part. 
The change is probably due to the fact that 
Cora Kimball Young, the star, was cast for 
the role of Doris Moore, the country inno- 
cent who falls into the clutches of the city 
crooks and is used, all unknowing, In their 
badger game. In the play this was a rather 
pale character, while sympathetic interest 
centered in 'Frisco Kate, the reformed shop- 
lifter and thief, and Oordon Laylock, the gun- 
man. Neither of these characters attains any- 
thing like the same prominence In "*e pic- 
ture as it did in the play, and to on who 
has seen the «tage performance the . .. . ► _'u 
version win suffer by comparison. The 
scenario writer departed widely from the 
original. When Lake goes to the crook's 
flat, for example, there is a fight In which 
he Is worsted and robbed. The play made 
him the victor in this incident and prepared 
the way for a capital climax at the curtain. 
W. J. Ferguson as "Pop" Clark, the hypo- 
critical crook (he created the part and ap- 
pears in it on the screen) has the "fat" 
comedy role, doing extremely well. The 
photoplay story differs so widely from that 
of the drama it is worth outlining. Harry 
Iceland, member of a band of New York 
crooks, "sells" a church organ to Rev. 
Moore, minister In a small country village, 

and departing, elopes with Doris Moore, his 
daughter. Leland makes Doris the innocent 
instrument in an attempt to blackmail Will- 
lam Lake, a mining man, Just back from the 
west. Lake rescues Doris from the clutches 
of the crooks and falls in love with her. 
Rev. Moore, tricked, is afraid to face his 
flock without the organ, but Lake buys him 
one, smoothing out his difficulties and win- 
ning first gratitude and then love of Doris. 
The finale is a "mushy" but, showing Lake 
and Doris In each other's arms before the 
newly installed organ while five angels float 
about among prop clouds In the air. The 
tableau was poorly done and should move a 
sophisticated audience to mirth. 


A real old-fashioned melodramatic title, 
with the usual lurid line of paper, gave prom- 
ise of a real thriller in the five- reel feature 
"Alone in New York," produced by the Mit- 
tenthal Film Corp. However, the audience 
was badly fooled at a five-cent house on 14th 
street and gave vent to feelings in laughter 
and Jeers as the picture proceeded. The five 
reels were run through In exactly 35 minutes, 
but the action did not seem unnecessarily 
speeded. As a melodrama Intended for the 
cheaper class of picture houses "Alone In 
New York" developed Into a farce. The 
story could have been developed into a real 
thriller, but whoever adapted the scenario 
knew little or nothing of what Is required 
In film productions. The producer is equally 
to blame for the failure of the picture to be 
Interesting, and who ever casted the piece 
should be placed where he would never again 
have another opportunity. The story Jumps 
from pillar to post and the police scenes are 
particularly laughable to anyone who knows 
the slightest regarding the workings of the 
police department. There are usually quite 
a number of five-cent audiences who have this 
acquaintance. No excuse for this feature In 
its present shape. 


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Title. Prog. Reels. 

The Flower of the Desert.... M 2 

The Man With a Hoe M 1 

Love and Water U 

Hounded U 2 

Mutual Weekly M 1 

Two Stray Souls G 1 

Love Will Out C 1 

Fate and the Fugitive Q 2 

Snakeville's Rising Sons.... O 1 

Hogan's Wild Oats M % 

Steel Rolling Mills M H 

The Efficiency Squad O H 

Diogenes' Weekly, 4-11-44... G U 

Lassoing a Lion O 1 

Broncho Billy and the Es- 
caped Bandit O 1 

In the Latin Quarter O 2 

All for the Boy O 1 

Uncle Crusty O 1 

A Dark Lover's Play O 1 

He Gave Him a Million G H 

Wbat He Forgot G tf 

In Jungle Wilds V 2 

A Mixed-Up Honeymoon IT 1 

Putting It Over W 1 

The Banakie Maiden . '. M _> 

Vengeance Is Mine M v 

Ethel Gets the Evidence M 

The Sin of Olga Brandt U 2 

Gems and Germs U 1 

The Bridal Bouquet M 1 

All for the Boy O 1 

Haxards of Helen »0 1 

Love Knows no Law M 1 

Wipe Yer Feet G 1 

Her Winning Punch M H 

With the U. S. Army M H 

Hearst-Selig Weekly G 1 

Exploits of Elaine G 2 

From the Shadow O 1 

Cast Up by the Sea G 2 

Olive and the Burglar G 1 

Two Women Q 2 

Prairie Dogs O* 1 

They Looked Alike O U 

The New Editor O % 

The Gallantry of Jlmmle 

Rogers Q 1 

In the Throne Room U 2 

His Last Performance U 1 

The Menacing Past M 2 

In the Vale of Sorrow M 1 

For the Good of the Cause. . . U 1 

Money G 2 

The Hunter's Grief G 2 

Hushing the Scandal M 2 

Mutual Girl, No. Rl M 1 

The Legend Beautiful M 2 

Three Times and Out U 1 

The City Grafter and the Un- 
protected Rubes G 1 

A Banakie Maiden G 2 

Billy's Wager O 1 

Scourge of the Desert M 2 

Col. Heessllar O U 

Katsura River O H 

The Alarm of Angelon M 1 

Universal Weekly U 1 

Comrade Kitty O 2 

Expensive Economy G 1 

In the Line of Duty G 1 

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2 Morbid 

2 Bully 

3 Usual type 
2 Grewsome 

. . Old groove 

2 Moral 

2 Interesting 

8 Dull 

1 Lots of action 

8 Not Keystone's standard 

2 Interesting 
8 Poor 

8 Burlesque on weeklies 

2 Jealousy and lions 

2 Impossible 

2 Artists and model 

8 Father's sacrifice 

2 Kindergarten boost 

3 Misses fire 

8 Poor comedy 

8 Off color 

2 Wild animal drama 

2 Slap-stick 

2 Clever comedy 

2 Indian story 

2 Realistic 

2 Good leads 

2 Tiresome 

3 Clever dog 

2 Everyday story 

2 Father defeats siren 

2 Kalem serial 

3 Laughs for women 
3 Funny Slap-stick 
8 Poor 

Clever maneuvers 
New German scenes 

1 Twilight sleep 

3 Mediocre 

1 Fine 

2 Olive's opportunities 

2 Love and tragedy 
Science and nature 

8 Silly chases 

3 Ordinary 

2 Surprise finish 

2 Lady Raffles 

2 Tent life 

2 Crook thriller 

2 Mournful 

2 Different 

3 Adapted from play 
2 Depressing tale 

2 One Long Scream 

Artist Flagg 

2 Miracle play 

2 Capital quiet fun 

2 George Ade 

2 Indians 

2 Good Idea 

1 Western 

2 Italian story 

2 Salesman's cleverness 

3 Ordinary 
2 Holding 


In the classification of the mellera with its 
deep laid plot and the old, old story of why 
women err comes "Her Fatal Sin," a three- 
part picture, the make of the Strand Film 
Company. The picture la being distributed by 
the Exclusive Service. The story Is said to 
have been adapted from Barker's melodrama. 
It Is best suited for the neighborhood houses. 
"Her Fstal Sin" would hardly stand the test 
In the bigger admission houses, where pro- 
gram runs more to class. 


"A Martyr to His Duty" Is a three-reel 
Leonardo (Italy). The picture is a dramatic 
piece with the usual type of story connected 
with the foreign pictures that are brought 
over to this country for use in the cheaper 
houses. Rlsokls is a district attorney in Bur- 
gendy. His work is mostly condemning to 
death conspirators against the country. He 
is hated by these men and they decide to kill 
him. He has a daughter. The plotters de- 
cide that they will kidnap her. A young man 
sent to get the girl falls In love with her. 
While out walking they meet a procession of 
men who have been sentenced to death through 
the district attorney. The girl asks for what 
reason and Is told. She goes to her father, 
tells him of his cruelty, but he sees nothing 
but his country. The lover finally Informs 
the girl he Is one of the plotters but that, 
aa he loves her, he could not deliver her to 
his companions. He goes to the den of the 
conspirators and the girl follows him. She 
gets Into the meeting and says she Is In sym- 
pathy with the movement and signs a paper. 
A short time after the gang is rounded up 
and brought Into the court. The Minister of 
State takes her name from the list to prevent 
her father seeing it, but when the trial Is 

Solng on the girl rushes In snd the father oon- 
emns her to death with the rest. The pic- 
ture misses badly as a melodrama. There are 
no big scenes and any attempt at bigness falls 
flat The leading woman, as Is the ease with 
many of the foreign pictures, is too elderly tor 
the role. 


"Samson" is a Box Office Attractions flve- 
reeler of the Bernstein drams, played en the 
stage by William Gillette. The screen version 
Is better, In so far as the character of the 
onetime dock laborer comes up to the type 
In sppsarance as plsyed by William Farnum. 
but the story, as Is so frequently that eaas 
with plcturised plays, Is burdsned with da- 
tall. Bernstein made the whole point the 
contest between the highborn wife of Bra- 
chart and the strong man of humble origin. 
Every situation bore on this point. The film 
devotes a good deal of footage to showing 
the rise of Brachart to his commanding posi- 
tion In the world of finance, a development 
in the story that was probsbly Indicated la a 
few sentences. It takes much time In the 
film to establish the situation, but onoa the 
character relations are disclosed, the action 
progresses swiftly and with absorbing In- 
terest. From ths marriage of Brachart and 
Marie the story is gripping and advances with 
cumulstive force to the smashing climax of 
the fight In Brachart's office with Duvaln. 
Here Is a paasage of really excellent melo- 
drama. Another tense moment was the scene 
following the return home of Brachart's wife 
from her escapade with Duvaln, when she Is 
confronted by her raging husband. Brachart's 
efforts to And out the name of her com- 
panion was most skllfuly worked up by the 
screen players. A considerable portion of the 
action takes place in studio sets, all of which 
are well managed. Indeed this detail Is un- 
usually good. The Interiors look extremely 
real. One excellent bit of cleverly tricky by- 
'play was the scene In Mrs. Brachart's bou- 
doir, when her husband's suspicions are first 
aroused by the arrival of a box of rasas from 
Duvaln. Husband and wife stand before a 
mirror which reflects their figures, ths figures 
being visible directly as well. By means of 
this device many subtleties of plot are made 
possible, such as the beginning of fear In the 
wife's mind and the awakening of uneasiness 
in that of the husband. The mob scenes on 
the Paris Bourse were well done, large masses 
of supers being splendidly handled to work 
up excitement, excitement which contributed 
to the general effect of the big climax. This 
was the ruin of Duvsln and the fight In 
Brachart's office. The writing of titles Is a 
capital example of crlspness and economy, 
although marred by an inexcusable gramma- 
tical "break." Tbls whole matter of writing 
titles deserves more attention and care than 
It ordinarily receives. The mention of these 
several minor deficiencies Is not to be con- 
strued as meaning that "Samson" Is not a 
good feature. Indeed It measures up well 
above the average quality of fllmdom s bast 


The feature of tbls week's Vltagraph Theatre 
bill Is "Mother's Roses," by William Addison 
Lathrop, winner of third prise In the Evening 
Sun's scenario contest. It is In four parts, and 
has a tender, sentimental story, by long odds 
the best thing the Vltagraph has done In many 
weeks, which is not saying much In praise. 
Theodore Marston Is given credit as producer. 
Two glaring defects marred the picture. One 
was the inconsistency of having the heroine 
agree twice to an elopement after the char- 
acter of the villain had been exposed. The 
other was the miscasting of Ethel Lloyd as a 
stenographer, wronged by the Wall street mag- 
nate Miss Lloyd would probably do well in a 
character part with a comedy slant, but as an 
(•motional actress she moved the Vltagraph 
audience to unseemly audible merriment In her 
most pathetic scenes. As much of the story 
as deals with "Mother's Roses," Is what women 
would call 'sweet," this phase of the photoplay 



haa Indeed a certain fragrance. The rest of 
the tale is crude and hackneyed. Mary Maurice 
la charming aa Mother. John Morrison, banker 
and broker, haa made It a dally habit to bring 
a box of rosea home to his wife every evening. 
Into the happy borne cornea Spencer Delevan. 
"a Wall street power," as the program has it, 
and makes lore to Helen, wkom he persuades 
to elope. Meanwhile Mother dies. As Helen 
and DeleTan are about to elope, Helen noUoes 
that his boutonnlere Is made up of a rose such 
aa Mother uaed to love. Thla atarta a train of 
thought which dissuades her from the elope* 
ment So much was adequately disclosed In 
the action, but the director must needs resort 
to the cheap trick of double exposure to hare 
Mother's spirit appear at the girl's aide. In 
revenge DeleTan plots the ruin of the' Mor- 
risons by stock manipulation. He Is about to 
succeed when again the spirit of Mother ap- 
pears before her son and guides him to the 
family bible where Is treasured a stock certifi- 
cate which giTes him control of the Mldvale 
Co., and seres the family from the dutches of 
Deleran. The film is a reasonably good com- 
mercial product, nothing more. 


A Bosworth flve-reeler and when seen was 
run so proToklngly slow It seemed never- 
ending. A western story, taking plaos In 
sunny California and near the ocean's edge. 
A painter drops Into a picturesque but quiet 
spot to get a perspective. At the place are 
a mother and her daughter. In a fisherman's 
core lives a ragged miss who spends moat of 
her time in the water and reading "Orimm's 
Fairy Tales" when on the sandy beach. The 
painter and the young woman who has the 
careful guardianship of mother constantly 
fall in lore. All goes well until a young 
yacht owner comes along and spills the beans. 
Then the painter becomes acquainted with the 
wild seaside flower and they marry and are 
bleased with about a half doaen children. The 
son of the yacht owner in later years lores 
the daughter of the painter and they marry. 
The old yacht owner has a fit of anger and 
threatens to cut his boy off without a oaat 
unless he casts this girl aside. The O. B. 
writes the girl a letter and she goes home 
broken hearted. .The old painter chokes the 
boy Into a stupor and when the son takes to 
the bed at the point of death his parents are 
summoned. There's an apparent reconciliation 
but the entire picture leaves a dark, brown 
taste In the mouth. If there Is one cut back 
to painter at work at easel on the beach 
there must be almost a dosen, and the aame 
runs true of other scenes that are shown too 
frequently. The picture could hare been held 
down to three reels. The first part la quite 
picturesque and it's the scenic surroundings 
that sustain what interest it does hold. The 
only action that rouses the picture from a 
lethargic state U the scene between the painter 
and the boy, who the former believes had the 
wrong Intentions toward his daughter. There's 
too much detail. The story Itself Is a sleepy 
affair at beat and as pteturlsed la uninteresting. 


"Without Hope." a four-part feature, is the 
maiden effort of the Flamingo Film Company. 
What was expected to be a "knockout" waa a 
disappointment It la far-fetched from etart 
to finish, with the comedy lamentably lacking. 
The scenario in the prise contest may have 
read like a million dollars, but In the camera 
unfolding it falls painfully short of hitting 
'em. The principals seemed unable to put 
the picture over. There is camera talent in 
the playing forces but the scenario failed to 
give them the opportunities. Fred Mace di- 
rected and did a pretty good job, but there le 
little chance for any fun and what efforts 
were stereotyped. There Is no dramatic punch, 
although the hero Jumped from behind a door 
and Interrupted -a little scene where the 
Tillalness was putting a sleeping powder 
into the inventor's drink so that she could 
get a formula supposed to be worth sev- 
eral fortunes. The story tells of Hope 
Frenchman who helps the plot along, try- 
ing to get the formula by plotting with an 
actress. The formula was for the making of 
a "noiseless gunpowder." The hero is a play- 
wright who disguises himself as a waiter to 
get color for a new play. His play is suc- 
cessful and he wins the girl of his choice. 
Mary Charleaon waa the girl. Shs is a nice 
looking young woman and did all she could to 
help. Marguerite Loveridge was Hope, the 
kitchen apprentice who later waa adopted by 
the Misses Alatyn, membera of the Big Sis- 
ter movement. Hope is a white Topsy who 
uncovers the Frenchman's plot becauae she 
knew him In the restaurant. Caroline Rankin 
and Kathleen Hammond were the tall, lean 
and lanky Alstyn sisters and looked the part. 
They had no chance for any funmaklng. 
Catherine Proctor has a thankless role, while 
Harry Kendall stalked around aa the hero. 
Johnny Doyle had a minor role, but waa alao 
handicapped. The Flamingo Co. will have to 
try again. 


"Captain Courtesy," a romantic 
drama of early California, is being 
made into a feature picture by Bos- 
worth with Dustin Farnum in the lead- 
ing role. Winnifred Kingston is the 
leading woman. Lois Fuller (Mrs. 
Phillips Smalley) is directing the piece. 

G. F. MEETS JAN. 19. 

The annual meeting of the General 
Film Co. board of directors to elect 
new officers for the fiscal year has 

been definitely fixed for Jan. 19 in 
Portland, Me., the General being a 
Maine corporation. 


According to S. Lubin'g own state- 
ment the Lubin company is going 

deeper into film work in the future. 
Among the actresses placed under spe- 
cial picture contract are Mrs. Fiske and 
Gladys Hanson. The Philadelphia 
producer will also make a number of 
three-reelers for release in the regular 
General daily program. 


Where Players May Be Located 
Next Week (January 11) 

Players may be Uated in this department weekly, either at the theatres they are 
appearing in or at a permanent or temporary address (which will be inserted when route 
ia not received) for f3 yearly, or if name is in bold type, $10 yearly. All are eligible to 
this department. 


Variety N Y 
Rex ft Co Variety N Y 

Adler ft Arline Lyric Richmond 
Alexander ft Scott Majestic Milwaukee 
Allen Minnie Orpheum Los Aagelee 


Next Week (Jan. 11). Shea's Tereate 
it M. S. miNTHAM 


Arco Bros Dominion Ottawa 
Ashley ft Canfield Orpheum Omaha 


Barnes ft Crawford Variety N Y 

Bower* Walters ft Creoker Orpheum Circuit 

care Tauaig 104 E 14th St N Y C 

Brady ft Mafcomor Variety N Y 

Brooke Watte Variety N Y 

Buck Bros Variety N Y 

Busse Miss care Cooper 1416 Bway NYC 



DlrectJoa. M. S. BENTHAM 

Touruftg Leew Circuit 
Thla Week (Jeau 4), Empress, Salt Lake 

Darts Family Keith's Louisrille 
DeOe Harry Columbia St Louis 
De Felice Carlotta Variety N Y 
De Hsven ft Nice Orpheum Oakland 
De Long Msldie Vsnety N Y 
Devine ft Williams Variety N Y 
Dolsn ft Lenhsr Grand Pittaburgh 
Dyer Hubert Co Orpheum Lincoln 




Byrow ft 

174 E 71st St N Y C 


Eadie ft Ramsden Orpheum Winnipeg 

El Rey Sisters Orpheum Sslt Lake 

Elisabeth Mary Variety N Y 

Emaaett Mr ft Mra Hugh 227 W 46th St N Y 

Ernie ft Ernie Orpheum Minneapolis 

Fagan ft Byron care Cooper 1416 Bway NYC 




Carr Nat 10 Wellington So, London Eng 
Co Dora 9 Riverside Aye Newark N J 
Cervo Orpheum Des Moines 




Cliff Laddie Shea's Buffalo 

Comfort ft King Forsyth Atlsnts 

Coaroy ft LemaJre Variety N Y 

Coalia Ray Variety N Y 

Colvin Walter Burbank Los Angeles 

Cook Joe Variety N Y 

CenaenuJ F care Tausig 104 E 14th St N Y C 

CorreUi ft Gilletti Keith's Boston 

Gallagher ft Carlin Palace Chicago 


Direction, HARRY WEBER. 

George Edwin Columbia Grand Rapida 
Gibson Hardy Variety N Y 
Gilfoil Harry Orpheum Denver 
Gillet Lucy Grand Pittsburgh 
Glenn Csrrie Variety N Y 
Golden Clsude Orpheum Des Moines 
Gordon Kitty Co Orpheum Montresl 
Gordon ft Elgin Variety N Y 


Next Week (Jan. 11), Keith's, Providence 

The Spirit of the Poppy" 

The Greatest Moral Photoplay 
Ever Written 

Now Showing at 

Daly's Theatre 

It's a Kinetophote Masterpiece 
A Picture that is Making Film History 

Gray Trio Variety N Y 

Greea Karl 3 Msnahilf Str Bingen Rhein Germ 

Guerite Laura Variety London 

Gygi Ota Variety N Y 


Hagaaa 4 Australian Variety N Y 
Hamilton Jean Touring England 
Harrah Great Variety N Y 
Hart Marie ft Billy Orpheum New Orlesns 
Hayvard Stafford ft Co Variety N Y 
Hermann Adelaide Hotel Pierpont N Y 
Hewlead ft Leach Variety New York 

Innes ft Ryan Tampa Tampa 
Irwin Fie Go Keith's Washington 

[ahna 3 Majeatic Milwaukee 
[ennings ft Smith Keith's Boston 
[omellT Jeanne Orpheum Portland Ore 
[ohnstens Musical Empire Nottiaghsm Eng 

rdaa ft D e fter ty Majestic Ann Arbor 
JeeelaaetiS) Joka Iceland Gllma Co Pantages 

Juliet Dominion Ottawa 

Kalmar ft Brown Orpheum Minneapolis 
Kelly Walter C Shea'a Buffalo 
Kelso ft Leighton 167 W 145th St N Y C 
Kennedy Jack Co Majestic Chicago 
Keuling Edgar Louie Variety N Y 



Thornton Co. 

Vaudeville Stock Sketch Artists 
Care VARIETY, Saa Fraacti 

Kramer ft Morton Lyric Birmingham 
Kramers The Keith'a Indianapolis 

Lambcrti Orpheum Omaha 
Langdon's The Keith's Cleveland 
La Rue Grace Orpheum New Orleans 


Leolio Bert ft Co Variety N Y 

Blanche Leslie 


Lewis ft Russell Orpheum Denver 


sal "Rathskeller TrfcV 

Littlejohns The Variety N Y 

Locket t & Waldron Majeatic Chicago 
Lohse ft Sterling Shes's Toronto 
Lowes Two Variety N Y 

Manny ft Roberts Variety N Y 

Mardo ft Hunter 25 N Newstesd Ave St Louis 


And Company, la "Dreamland" 

Mayo ft Addle Variety N Y 

Mayo Louise Variety N Y 

McCree Junio Columbia Theatre Bldg N Y 

Middleton ft SpeHmeyer Freeport L I 

Morris ft Beasley Loew Circuit 

Morrissey ft Hackett Variety N Y 


Nash Julia Co Poli'a Scranton 

Natalie ft Ferrari Orpheum New Orleans 

Nestor Ned ft Sweethearts Loew Circuit 

Niblo ft Spenser 363 12th St Bklyn 

Nickel Sisters care Delmar 1493 Bway NYC 

Noble A Brooke Tivoli Sydney Australia 

North Frank Co Orpheum Omaha 

Nugent J C Co Maryland Baltimore 





"A Pair of Sizes" 

Management, H. H. FRAZEE. 

Nosses Musical Pantages Edmonton 


And Hie 


Address 314 W. 4fth St, New York 

Oakland Sisters Orpheum Montreal 
Oakland Will Co Orpheum Lincoln 



We commence the ycai happily with a song that will without question be the most sensational hit ihv j,ora; world 
has had since we exploited our "Lonesome Pine." We don't often rave about a son^, but when we do, it's there, forty 
ways, and the wise singer will get busy as this sons will clean up — it is the starter and will be the stai tier of the year : 






This next number was started a short time ago and is now sweeping* the count 



The great Irish march song that is being used by more real hc?dlincis than ever on a popular song before — there'* 

a reason. 

Another sure fire winner that will go tremendously for single or double 



BY AL BRYAN AND HARRY CARROLL. Can be used by all styles of singing acts 






"The Father and, The Motherland, Blanche Merrill and Gus Edwards' 


And a dozen other great novelties 

1 Ji "1 

224 WEST 47th STREET 













IRclcaseo Jan. 18th, 



ADOLPH ZUKOR, President 
DANIEL FROHMAN, Managing Director 

EDWIN S. PORTER, Technical Director 
Executive Offices 
213-22t W. Mth STREET, NEW YORK 

/ 3C 

yi fAMOl'' 
B| »l>TURt 


We received many letters this past week asking us why we wanted 
you to get in personal touch with us, and we herewith set forth a few of 
our reasons : 

It will help give you a better idea of the company's policies in all 
departments than is possible in any other way: 

It will weld the forces on the outside with those on the inside of this 
business as nothing else can do: 

It will create enthusiasm within you of the kind that make men go 
out and fight, not only for us, but for themselves : 

It will give you more knowledge and knowledge is power : 

It will give you confidence in the men, methods and service of the 
company you will eventually do business with : 

Last, but not least : It will prove to you that we do not have a program 
on paper, but on film. 

We could write you volumes in letters and it would all be the truth, 
but you would take exception in a great many instances and let it pass 
over your head as publicity. 

Go and see us and we will convince you of the service you will receive. 
We will not tell you about our product, but will show you our program 
on the screen. This does not mean that we will show you a few of our 
best subjects, it means that you may see the program as you will receive it. 
Not only for the first week's releases but the second, the third, the fourth, 
and so on for we have them on hand for your approval and our factories 
are working to capacity making our future releases. You will be enthused 
as others have been and we will be satisfied, for we know you will be 
convinced beyond doubt that ours is a service that stands for good stories, 
good photography and co-operation with you. A service whose producing 
companies have casts of well-known favorites directed by men of film 
knowledge who have proven by their previous works that they are capable 
of producing "quality films" such as the public demands. 



1600 Broadway 

Sixth Floor 

New York 

Parillo & Frabito Orpheum Sioux City 
Piatov A Glaaer Orpheum Lot Angeles 

Harry Weber Presents 


Hope Vernon 

la Geo. Ade's 

Primrose 4 Colonial Erie 
Pruitt Bill Keith's Cincinnati 


Rama BUIy Variety N Y 

Ratify Charlie Variety San Francisco 

Renards 3 Variety N Y 

Rlchardmi Michael 10 Leicester Sq London 

Reynolds Carrla Variety N Y 

W.E. Ritchie and Co. I 


Roches's Monkey Music Hall 2 Maiden Hill 
Gardens Maiden Eng 

Von Haft Gsorgn Variety N Y 


World Film j 
Corporation |j 





VARIETY, New York 


Sherman ft De Forest Variety N Y 

SkateJU Bert ft Hacal Variety N Y 

Stafford ft Stone Echo Farm Nauriet N Y 

Stanley Alleen Variety N Y 

Stanley Forrest Burbank Los Angeles 

St. Elmo Carlotta Variety N Y 

Stephens Leone 1213 Elder Ave N Y 

Sutton Mclntyre ft S^utton 904 Palace Bldg N Y 

Timberg Herman Keith's Columbus 
Trovato Orpheum Salt I^ake 
Tsuda Harry Orpheum Memphis 

Valli Muriel & Arthur Variety N Y 


[Alliance Program! | 

After Ambroise Thomas' Famous ST 

CIrand Opera. An adaptation from SS 

Goethe's masterpiece, "Wilhelm SB 

Meister." Scenario by Chas. Ken- =55 

von, author of Margaret Illinffton's 55= 
55 "Kindling." 

Produced by the 


a Released Jan. 18 

j B E R "l E V Y M 

The Famous Artist- Entertainer 
in the 

= THE WORLD" * = 

Released Jan. 18 
For further information commu- 5=5 
=55 nicate with the nearest branch of = 

55= the 55= 

S World Film Corporation 

"Feature* of Quality" 5 


Vice-Pres. and Gen. Mgr. 

130 Wost «th Street, New York 

36 branches throughout the 
United States and Canada 

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God is my peace 




The Refined H 


Handsomely Furnished 

Stum Heated Rooms 

Bath and Every 





'Phone 71t7 Bryant 
Acknowledged as the best 


ork City. 

One block from Booking 
Offices and VARIETY. 

NOW AT 67 W. 44th STREET 


Northwest Cor. 4 2d Street and 9th Avenue 


1862 Bryant 




Q/i DAAme With Hot and Cold 
OHHUUITlb Running Water 



Prices, $3.50, $4.00, $4.50 Weekly 


PAULINE COOKE, Sole Proprietress 


241-247 West 43d Street (Just off Broadway) 


The newest thing in housekeeping apartments 


Located in the heart of the theatrical district. New fire- 
proof buildings just completed with every modern device, 
consisting of one, two, three and four-room steam-heated 
apartments, with kitchenette and private bath. 

Telephone in each apartment. 

These apartments are beautifully decorated, sumptu- 
ously furnished an darranged for privacy to satisfy the 
most critical. 



Hotel Plymouth 

38th St. (Between Broadway and 8th Ave.), N. Y. City 

New Fireproof Building. A Stone's Throw from Broadway 


*~ A ehl"*" A 


Biff Reductions to Weekly Guests 

Every room has hot snd cold running water, electric light and 
long distance telephone. 

Phone I52t Greeley EUROPEAN PLAN T. SINNOTT, Manager 


100% CLEAN 

1 50 Furnished Apartments 

Steam Hosted, Centrally Located in the Theatrical District in the City of 
NEW YORK. For the Comfort and Convenience of the Profession. 


111, 114 ud 111 W. Wk ST. 

Tel. Bryant 8560-8561 

New fireproof building, 
just completed, with hand- 
somely furnished three and 
four- room apartments com- 
plete for housekeeping. Pri- 
vate bath, telephone, elec- 


7M »• 7H WAVE,* 471k It 

Tel. Bryant 3431 

Decidedly dean, four and 
five-room apartment* with 
private bathe, carefully fur- 

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Comfortable and excep- 
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142-146 WEST 49TH STREET 

Centrally located, good service, absolutely fireproof. A home-like transient snd family 

hotel. Telephone in every room. 

Restaurant snd Grill equal to any Moderate Prices 

Rooms large, light, airy and well furnished. 

Rooms with use of both $150 and up. Rooms with bath $2 and up. 
Parlor bedroom and bath $3 and up, for one or two persons. 



38th St and 6thAve. 
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Ten-story building, absolutely fireproof. All 
baths with shower attachment. Telephone in 
every room. 

One block from Central Park Subway, fth 
and 9th Ave. L Stations. Same distance from 
Century, Colonial, Circle and Park Theatres. 


100 Rooms, use of bath, $1 per day. 
Suites, Parlor, Bedroom and Bath, $2 and up. 
150 Rooms, private bsth, Sl-5t per day. 
By the week, St-St and $14 and up. 
Telephone 23M Columbus 

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Furnished Apartments 
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Large rooms S4-tt **>d up 

Three end Four Room Apartments St to IS 


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for professional people. Cuisine Frsnceise. 

Telephone. Brv«wt V*S* 

Prices Moderate 

Catering to Vaudevuie-e Blue List 

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American plan. MEAL SERVICE AT ALL 
HOURS. Private Baths. Music Room for 
Rehearsals. 'Phone ItSt Bryant 


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Hotel for gentlemen. $2 up a week 

All Conveniences. 
Rehearsal Rooms. 



Frances Lucille ™* Jimmie Lucas 

"In Artistic Nutology" 

This Week (Jan. 4) Grand, Syracuse, N. Y. Next Week (Jan. 11) Bushwick, Brooklyn 



Dainty European Terpsichorean Artists in their picturesque ballet classique 

Musical Director, GEORGE RUBINSTEIN 






The absolute originator of the billiard table act. 

UN IN, Manager 

Opened Orpheum Tour, Palace, Chicago, This Week (Jan. 4) 

Princess Luba Merof f 

"The Princess 





I F? l_ S FROM HAP f»jY LAND" 


Week Jan. 18, Casino, Brooklyn. Jan. 2Sth, Hurtig A Seamon's, New York 






New Richmond Hotel 

405 N. Clark St, CHICAGO, ILL, 

Special Rates to the Profession 

Modem Throughout 


F. H. LONG, Prop, 
rly of the SL Charles Hotel, St. Louis) 


Wabash Ays. and Jackson Blvd. 

Rates to the Profession 

J. A RILEY, Manager 

acx "OTF., 

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5 Minute*' Walk from Theatres 

If "oj doa't advertise in VARIETY. 
Jor't advertise. 



"A Theatrical Hotel of the Better Class" 

Walnut Street above Eighth 

Opposite Casino Theatre # P hila delp h ia 






E. E. CAMPBELL. Prop, and Mgr. 

Theatrical Headquarters 
Ten Minutee' Walk to All Theatres 

Dad's Tkeatrical Hotel 


New Hotel Berkeley 


Everything New, Clean, Quiet end Comfortable. 

Attractive Rooms with Bath at Moderate 

Professional Rates. Handy to All Theatres 

Endorsed by Donahue & Stewart, Arnaut 
Bros., Edward Marshall, Eddie Ross. Monet a 
Five, Harry Mayo, Adler & Arline, Weston & 
Leon, Hearn & Ely, Pederson Bros, and hun- 
dreds of other. 

Toke Weetcott Cab st Our Expense 




Direction. MAX HART 


Walton & Vivian 9 W 98th St N Y 
Ward & Cullcn Orpheum St Paul 
Wells & Bundy Variety N Y 
Weston & Clare Orpheum New Orleans 


Booked Solid Direction. MORRIS A FE1L 

White & Tason Palace Chicago 
Whiting & Burt Orpheum Minneapolis 
Wright Cecilia United Booking Office N Y 

Zazell H M Co 4018 Michigan Ave Chicago 
Zocller Edward care Cooper 1416 Bway NYC 



(Week* Jan. 11 and 18.) 
Al Reeves Beauty Show 11 Columbia Chicago 

18 Princess St Louis. 
American Beauties 11 Oayety Pittsburgh 18 

Star Cleveland. 
Auto Olrls 11 Cadillac Detroit 
Beauty Parade 11 Gaycty Kansas City 18 

Qayety Omaha 
Beauty Youth & Folly 11 Gayety Brooklyn. 
Behman Show 11 Gayety Boston 18-20 (Trand 

Hartford 21-23 Empire Albany. 
Ben Welch Show 11-13 Bastable Syracuse 14- 

16 Lumberg Utira 18 Gayety Montreal. 
Big Jubilee 11 Gayety Toronto 18 Gayety 

Big Revue 11 Temple Ft Wayne. 
Big Sensation 11 Gayety Philadelphia. 
Bohemians 11 Gaycty Baltimore. 
Hon Tons 11 L O 18 Westminster Providence. 
Bowery Burlesquers 11 Gayety Buffalo 18-20 

Bastable Syracuse 21-23 Lumberg l T tlca. 
Broadway Girls 11 Gayety Chicago, 
('harming Widows 11-13 Grand New Haven 

14-10 Park Bridgeport, 
fherry Blossoms 11 Star Toronto. 
(Mty Belles 11 Grand Boston. 
rity Sports 11 Haymarket Chicago. 

College Girls 11 L O 18 Empire Newark. 

Crackerjacks 11 Standard St Louis. 

Dreamlands 11 Gayety Detroit 18 Qayety To- 

Fay Foster Co It L O. 

Follies of Day 11 Gayety Montreal 18-20 Em- 
pire Albany 21-23 Grand Hartford. 

Follies of 1U20 11 Murray Hill New York. 

Follies of Pleasure 11 Penn Circuit 

French Models 11 Victoria Pittsburgh. 

Gaiety Girls 11 Empire Hoboken 18 Empire 

Garden of Girls 11 Savoy Hamilton Ont. 

Gay Morning Glories 11 Star Brooklyn. 

Gay New Yorkers 11 Olympic Cincinnati 18 
Empire Toledo. 

Gav White Way 11-13 Grand Hartford 14-18 
Empire Albany 18 Miner's Bronx New York. 

Gay Widows 14-16 Empire Holyoke. 

Ginger Girls 11 Empire Brooklyn 18 L O 20 
Westminster Proyldence. 

Girls from Happyland 11 Orpheum Paterson 18 
Casino Brooklyn. 

Girls from Joyland 11 Howard Boston. 

Girls from Follies 11-13 Stone O H Blng- 
Iiamton 14-16 Van Culler O H Schenectady. 

Girls of Moulin Ro 11-13 Empire Albany 

14-16 Grand Hartford 18 Qayety Boston. 

Globe Trotters 11 Empire Toledo 18 Star A 
Garter Chicago. 

Gypsy Maids 11 Gayety Minneapolis 18 Star 
St Paul. 

Happy Widows 11 Gayety Milwaukee 18 
Columbia Chicago. 

Hastlng's Big Show 11 Columbia New York 
18 Orpheum Paterson. 

Heart Charmers 11 Buckingham Louisville. 

Hello Paris 11 Century Kansas City. 

High Life Girls 11 Academy Jersey City. 

Honeymoon Girls 11 Casino Boston 18 Colum- 
bia New York. 

Liberty Girls 11 Star St Paul 18 Gayety Mil- 

Lovemakers 11 Westminster Providence 18 
Casino Boston. 

Marions Own Show 11 Casino Philadelphia 

18 Palace Baltimore. 
Million Dollar Dolls 11 Music Hall New York 

18 Casino Philadelphia. 
Mb chief Makers 11 L O. 

Monte Carlo Girls 11-13 Park O H Manches- 
ter 14-16 Worcester Worcester. 

orientals 11-13 New Nixon Atlantic City 14- 
16 Grand Trenton. 

Prize Winners 11 Empire Newark 18 Empire 

Passing Review of 1014 11 Trocadero Phila- 

Robinson's Carnation Beauties 11 Empire 
Philadelphia 18 Empire Hoboken. 

Koseland Girls 11 Englewood Chicago. 

H scy Posey Olrls 11 Star ft Garter Chicago 
18 Englewood Chicago. 




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The New Comedy Soog that everybody la talking about. 
The Greatest Novelty Song of the Year 


The "Coast to Coast" Sensation. An Assured Success. 


Here's the Song You've Been Waiting For! We Haven't Had One Like It Since "Put On Your Old Grey 

Bonnet." We Feel That "Come Over to Dover" Will Be a Bigger Hit. 


The Best "Fast" Song on the Market. Great for Dancing. 



Better Than "Night Time Down in Burgundy," Better Than "Apple Blossom Time in Normandy," in 

Fact, Alfred Bryan Says, "Irs the Best Novelty Belled He Has Ever Written." 

great «, WANT TO LINGER" ema 


This Song Needs No Boosting. You Know It's a Hit. 



We Told You that "Oh, You Beautiful Doll" Would Be a Hit. We Told You that "You're My Baby" 
Would Be a Hit. We're Telling You Now tbet "Beautiful Baby" will be the Biggest 

Hit, and We Know We're Right Again. 


A "Right Up to the Minute" Lyric, with a Good Swinging March Melody. 




A Clever Little Flirtation Song by GUS KAHN, who wrote "Gee, I Wish I Had a Girl." 
EGBERT VAN ALSTYNE, who wrote "Who Are You With Tonight" 
"I'm Afraid to Go Home in the Dark," etc. 


"PROVIDING" Bry»n-Paley 

"DOWN IN WATERLOO" Bryan-Wells-Gumble 





Fleta Jan Brown 


Jerome H.Remick & Co. 



* " ■■ ■ ■ 


An anti-war song <>f sentiment and f.»< t <>u >\\\ i«» and \sill be sung throughout oui land in an&wei to tin European War 

Lords ,\nt\ their follows Read the inspiring word& they ti II tin tale. 




1 i ii million M'ldi. i * i ■> I lit- » t 
\\ hd m.t v neve i retur n i ■ i m . 

I < n million mothers I" irts must !><• > 

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Collins Joe (C) 

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Cosgrove Mrs 
Cowell Jack 
Crandall Harry 
Crownlnshleld Frank 
Cullen Paul 
Cummings Mr 8 

Daley Johnny 
Dakota Jack (C) 
Daniels Harry J 
Dauson Ell 
Davenport Pearl (C) 
Davia Josephine 4 Co 
Deane Dora 
DeGrant Oliver 
Dell Jack 
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Delmore John (C) 
Denton Burt (C) 
Del Rio Mona 
DeMo Shirley 
DeMlchlle Toay 
Devlin 8ara 
De Young Rose 
Dickey Paul 
Dlero (C) 
Doherty Anna 
Doherty Lillian (C) 
Donaghey L A (C) 
DonlU Miss 
DonlU Miss (C) 
Doyle John T 
Dumond Joseph 
Dunmore Eileen (C) 
Dushan Peggy 
Dwyer Lionel 


Eary Mrs (8F) 
Edenherg Chas (C) 
Edmond Wm (P) 
Ellis Geo W Raymond 

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Emerson Eddie 
Eno Jack (C) 
Epallly Jules 
Evans Ed 


Fsy Frank 

Fawton Mr * Mrs (C) 
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Field Sallle 
Fischer Ernst 
Fisher Jeannette 
Florence Mabel 
Foley --ule M 
Fontaine Al 
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Forklns M L 
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Forrester Sidney (C) 
Foster Wm A 
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Fox Geo Wills (C) 
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Gilmore Paul 
Gllroy Chas 
Gionaskls Charley 
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Golden Morris (P) 
Goods Lillian 
Goodman Mrs J T 
Goodrich Bisters 
Goodwin Walter (C) 
Gordon Dan 
Gordon James 
Gorman Jack 
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Graham Widner 
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Grant Sidney 
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Oraxer Ethel 
Green Billy 
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Harris Bros (C) 
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Harwood Alice 
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Healy Dan 
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Herr rfosdle 
Hlgglns Mark 
Hill Sadie 
Hlllyer Evelyn 
Hlxon Msy 
Hobson Irene 
Hockett Bob (C) 
Hope Daphne 
Holden Max (C) 
Howard Joe 
Hughes Madeline 
Hunt Dr J P 
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Hunt Watts A Hunt(P) 
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Irwin Jean 
Irving B F 

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James Beatrice 
James Stanley 
James Waltei 
James A Harrison 
Jessica Duo 
John Hans 
Johnson David 
Judd Japple 

Kamaka Queenle 
Karml Mr 
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Keeme Chas (C) 
Kelley * Oalvin 
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Kemp Aleck 
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Kerwln Mrs Jennie P 
Kerr A Ralph 
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Klelst Blanche 
KluUng*s Animals 
Knapp Mr C 
Knight Harlan E 
Knowles R O 
Kramer Dave 
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LaMarre Dolly (C) 
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Langford Wm H 
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Leach Hannah 
LeClalr Maggie 
Lee Janet (C) 
Lee Jessie (C) 
Leehler Ruth 
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Leon Mr W D 
Leonard a Dempssy 
Leonard Grace 
Leonard J T 
Leroy Josephine 
LeRoy Hilda 
Levy Ellas O 
Lewis Caprice R 
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Lillian Miss (P) 
Linton Tom a Jungle 

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Lloyd Earle 
Loe Carrie 
Londe Norma Leslie 
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Louise Mls> J 
Lowe Walter 
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Lucero P Harry 
Lucca Luclanna 

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Magley Irene (P) 
Mahoney Samuel 
Maley A Woods (P) 
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Marcelle Miss 
Marcus Henry 
Maree Ida 
MarkowlU Karl 
Marshal Harold 
Martin Alma 
Martins Fred 
Mason Harry 
Maxwell Mrs James 
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McColgan Madgs (C) 
McCrea Nell 
McCullough Paul 
McEnslee Rohleeta 
McKay Ray (P) 
McMahon Mae 
McNaughton Chas 
Medlln Matty 
Medora Mrs A J 
Medora Eva (P) 
Meehan a Pearl 
Meehan a Pearl 
Meeker Mat (C) 
Mendall Grace 
Mendoia Edith 
Mllham Lamn E 
Miller Chas H 
Mllllkan Bob 
Mills A Moulton 
MUmars The 
Milton Virginia 
Mlrella Mr 
Mitchell A Cain 
Moe Mr 
Monie Marie 
Moore E J (P) 
Morey C L 
Mortimer Geo 8 
Morgan Erwln 
Morland June 
Morrell C H 
Morrison Thos 
Morrisey Jack 
Morrlssey A Hackett 
Moscrops CAN 
Moulton Gertrude 
Myers Maude 


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Neal Octavla 
Nellson Agnes 
Nswhof a Phelps 
Newport Hal 
Nlblo a Riley 
Northrope Louise 
Norton a Ayres (P) 
Norton a Lee (C) 
Norton Ned 
Norrle Mrs C I 
Nonette Mies 
Nowlln A St Clair 

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O'Brien Patsy 
Ottlnger 01 He 
Ormand Gertrude 



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Paris Lionel (C) 
Parisian A A 
Parry Bertram 
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Peace Julia L 
Perea Rlcardo 
Perrln Vlda 
Peters Phil 
Petronella Miss 
Pla Serafin 
Pierre Helene 
Pisana General 
Pitt Chas 
Porty Chas F 
Potter Msrion 
Powers John (0) 
Powers Julia 
Presslsr Doll> V 
Prince Maurice 
Purcell Pete 

Qulnlan Dave 

Rae Rose 
Ramsden Cissie 
Ranahan Jack 
Ranos The 
Raymond Anna (P) 
Raymond Ray 
Reese Lola (C) 
Relgler Mr M B 
Reld Virginia 
Remy A Baker (P) 
Reynolds Sldnejr 
Rlcardo Mrs B 
Rlcardo Irene 
Rice True (C) 
Richards Fred 
Riley One (C) 
Rlnaldo Clyde 
Roberts Norman 
Roehm Mrs Will (C) 
Rook Theo T 
Rose A Moon (C) 
Roth Laura 
Royal Jack (C) 
Roy A Francis (C) 
Roy Joe 
Roy Walter 8 
Russell Bijou 
Russell Frankle 
Russell John (P) 

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Schaeffer Jessie 
Schroeder J T 
Scbroeder Rich (P) 
Schuster Mrs Milton i C) 
Seamon Eddie (P) 
Seymour Harry A Anna 
Shsnley Gertrude 
Shannon Marie (C) 
Shannon Sam 
Sharrocks The 
Shattuck Truly 
Shaw Sandy 
Shayne John 
Sheafer Bobby (C) 
Shean Billy 
Sheehan Earl (C) 
Sheen Mrs F 
Sherman Msbelle 
Sherman Sarah (C) 
Shlpman Hasel 
Sigel Mr H 
Stmonds Bobby 
Slmonds Jack 

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Simpson Clara (C) 
Simpson Floyd 
Simpson Grant Mrs 
Simpson Lawrence 
Slnnott Helene 
Sloan Blanche 
Small Sisters 
Smiletta Trio (C) 
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Smith A Farmer 
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Smith Thoe 
Stacey Delia 
Stanley Ed (P) 
Stewart Cal (C) 
Stirk Cliff 
Stoeffler Isabella 
Stoeffler Louis 
Stone Joe (C) 
Stone Msy (P) 

Stuart Mr Jl 
Sully Bstelle 
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Symans Stanley 

Tabor Monroe 
Tague Jack 
Taylor Eva 
Taylor Sidney 
Te Han Ping 
Terry WUlard 
Tetsuwari Kame (0) 

Thomas Dike 
Thomas Hilda (P) 
Thornton Arthur 
Thurston Leslie 
Togan a Geneva (C) 
Tolans Musical 
Trappe Mr A F 
Trowbridge Chas 
Troy Ravls 
Tuchmsn' Mr M 
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Tunis Fay 
Turner A Grace ' 

Vale Betsy (C) 
Valentine Arthur 
Van Charlie (C) 
Van Frank 
Van Bergen Martin 
Van Dyke Paul 
VanNorman F A 
Vaughn Eleanor 
Vaughn Vivian 
Verser Ooldls 
Vlerra Oeo W (C) 
Vincent Chas 
Vincent Mr O 
Vollmsn Sue 
Von Dell Florence 


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Walker Bert 
Walton Burt 
Ward A Ronalr 
Ward Walter 
Warren A Brockway 
Warren A Conley 
Watts A Lucas (C) 
Webb A Burns 
Webster Jesse 


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Whitman Florence 
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Wicks Jack (P) 
Wllhelm Richard 
Wllken Mr W H 

Wllks Mrs J 
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Williamson J Douglas 
Wilson Babe 
Wilson Frank (C) 
Wilson Sisters (C) 
Wilson Viola 
Wilton Chaa 

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Wood Maurice 
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Yates Aubrey (C) 
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mgr.). — Dark. 

BLACKSTONE (Edwin Weppler, mgr.).— 
"My Lady's Dress," playing to fair houses. 

COHANS G. 0. H. (Hurry Ridings, mgr.). 
— "On Trial, " making good. 

CORT (U. J. Hermann, mgr.). — "The New 
Henrietta,'' drawing good houses. 

OARR1CK (John J. Garniy, mgr.).— "The 
Whirl of the World," In last week to good re- 

ILLINOIS (Augustus Pitou, mgr.).— "Fol- 
II* h," in last week of a big run. 

LA SALLE (Joseph Bransky, mgr.). — "The 
Candy Shop," In Its final performances 

OLYMPIC (George C. Warren, mgr.).— 
"Potash A Perlmutter," still getting the crowds 
after a record-breaking run. 

POWERS' (Harry J. Powers, mgr.),— "The 
Dummy," opened Sunday night. 

PRINCESS (Sam P. Gerson, mgr.).— Henry 
Kolker in "Our Children," a big hit. 

LITTLE (Maurice Browne, mgr.).— Misses 
Fuller In folk song entertainments. 

COLUMBIA (William Roche. mgr.).— 
"Roseland Girls. 1 ' 

CROWN (A. J. Kaufman, mgr.).— "Way 
Down East." 

IMPERIAL (Joe Pilgrim, mgr.).— "While 
the City Sleeps." 

VICTORIA (Howard Brolaskl, mgr.).— 
"Trail of the Lonesome Pine." 

"Sari" Is the attraction booked for the 
Illinois, beginning January 24. Mini Hajos 
Is starred. 

Julian Biting* will arrive at the Olympic 

Feb. 14, according to the latest announce- 

MAJESTIC (Lyman B. Glover, mgr. ; agent, 
Orpheum). — Sylvester Schaffer proved a pow- 
erful box office magnet at the Majestic Monday 
afternoon and succeeded In thoroughly pleasing 
In his unique and novel offering. T. Roy Barnes 
and Bessie Crawford, who Jumped into the 
Majestic after "At The Ball" closed here at the 
Music Hall last Saturday night, also scored, 
and many conceded the team a shade of suc- 
cess greater than Schaffer's. The Three Jahns, 
European Equilibrists, a late feature of the 
White Top shows, open the Majestic bill with 
a good dash of talent In pole balancing, etc. 
Hurkhart and White get over fairly well with a 
bit of cabaret material, Burkhart doing the 
vocalizing while White presides at the piano. 
Ralph Riggs and Katherine Witch le, late fea- 
tures of ono or two successful musical shows, 
succeeded In pleasing when they offer their 
cleverly constructed and executed terpslchorean 
novelty. The act pleased those who were of an 
artistic temperament. Merrill and Otto re-ap- 
pear In their breezy bit of chatter and song 
under the caption of Her Daddy's Friend. A 
few bits of exceptionally new and bright mate- 
rial has enhanced the act considerably. T. Roy 
Barnes and Bessie Crawford come back to their 
ever successful vehicle which served them ad- 
mirably and delighted the audience to a stage 
where the big headllner (Schaffer) found It 
difficult to eliminate the pleaaant memories 
which accrued from the originalities and witti- 
cisms dispensed by T. Roy and his charming 
partner. Mike Donlln and Marty McHale had 
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preceding Schaefer but a carefully constructed 
and creditably performed finish sent them away 
amid acclamations of general approval and 
appreciation. Schaffer closes the show and 
this seemed to be a bad piece of misfortune 
Insomuch as several, in fact, many who had 
no idea of Schaffer's real ability walked out 
in the course of the first few moments but 
those who were patient enough to wait were 
well rewarded and generally acceded that the 
program and the press agents had Dot over- 
boosted this unique artist. 

PALACE (Harry Singer, mgr. ; agent, Or- 
pheum). — Charles and Henry Rigoletto are 
headlined here this week on a bill that con- 
tains some big names. The house was com- 
fortably filled by the time the third act ap- 
peared, the majority being seated during the 
opening and second act. It appears to be the 
custom here to walk out on the closing act re- 
gardless of merit or quality. The Rigoletto 
brothers had the closing position Monday after- 
noon and long before the finale more than three- 
fourths of the house had left These boys dis- 
play astonishing versatility and were appre- 
ciated by those remaining for the finish. Nat 

M. Wills, programmed next to closing, was in 
sixth place adding some new talk alnce his 
previous visit at the Majestic a few weeka ago. 
He scored big. Allan Dlnehart and Co. pre- 
sented "The Meanest Man in the World," the 
sketch held Interest throughout and in seventh 
position went big. The Keville Family, two 
men and two women, opened the show. They 
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exceptionally clever. Every one of tbeir tricks, 
consisting mostly of catching billiard balls, 
wblch are started by one of the men on a bil- 
liard table, rebounding them on his head, which 
the others catch in all kinds of receptacles 
while on roller skates and on bicycles in vari- 
ous positions. The act was well received. Cole 
and Denaby, who hail from San Francisco, were 
number two. They are whirlwind dancers with 
plenty of Bpeed and ginger and got over nicely. 
WUla Holt Wakefield had third place, although 
carded for No. 4. She offered three numbers 
at the piano, all well received. For an encore 
Miss Wakefield offered "The Million Dollar 
Smllo" In her own inimitable way. Harry and 
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who can produce 

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numbers, and ahow girls of good appearance 
who can sing solos. Route all booked. Must 
explain all you can do and absolutely lowest 
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World Famous Tenor of the Metropolitan Opera House 
Creator of "Parsifal" in America 

Greatest Living Interpreter of Wagnerian Roles as well as 
International Star of French and Italian Opera. 


Management, JOHN C. PEEBLES 

Mary McFsrland offered operatic numbers In- 
cluding "My Hero" and were liberally ap 
plauded. Dooley and Sales also appeared. 



Deaaiass 2US 

ORPHEUM— Alice Lloyd 1b just as big a 
fsTorlte In her second week as in her first at 

were added to this week's show and tbe sketch 
was Interesting. 

EMPRESS— E. E. Cllve In "One Good Turn." 
found favor. Ed. Ford's dancing review closed 
the show and gave satisfaction. Delmore and 
Light, liked. Rouble Slmms, passable. Claude 
and Marlon Cleveland put over some songs 
cleverly and their funmaklng rounded out the 
hit of tbe bill. Landry Brothers, opened, 
voted good. A girl accordionist, unprogram- 
med, went big. 

CORT (Homer F. Curran, mgr.). — Forbes 
Robertson In Repertoire (3rd and last week). 

COLUMBIA (Oottlob, Marx & Co.. mgrs.).— 
Henry Miller In "Daddy Long-Legs" (1st 

ALCAZAR (Belasco & Meyer, mgrs.). — Ales- 
sand ro Bevani Orand Opera Co. (1st week). 

Raymond Whlttaker has closed with the 
Sacramento stock company and is back In 

tbe play In the form of several dictagraph 
records of Miss Anglln's method of reading 
some difficult passages In the play. 

Islam Temple of Mystic Shriners held its 
annual theatre party at the Alcazar Monday 
evening, Dec. 28. 

A rumor prevails that the Macdonough 
theatre, Oakland, will do with out an orches- 
tra for the rest of the season. During the 
Warfleld engagement the orchestra was dis- 
missed and the idea appealed to the manage- 
ment so strong that an attempt will be made 
to finish the season minus an orchestra. If 
such is the case, it looks as though no musi- 
cal comedy road attractions will be seen at 
that playhouse during the rest of the season. 

Through the courtesy of Sid Qrauman, man- 
ager of the Empress, 2,000 convicts In San 
Quentin (State Penitentiary) had the pleasure 
of being entertained by Loew's vaudeville oo 

New Year's day. The entire bill appearing at 
tbe Empress last week and some of tbe acts 
on this week's bill went over to the prison 
and played a "special morning matinee." 

Three thousand poor and homeless kiddies 
were entertained by the San Francisco Lodge 
of Elks at their hall on Powell Street on De- 
cember 29. After the appearance of Santa 


The World Famous Equilibrists 

Booked Solid 
Under the Personal Direction of 


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Most Refined and Artistic Music 

Act in America 

Booked Solid 
Under the Personal Direction of 


Exclusive Representative for Great Britain 

the Orpheum and icored a substantial hit 
The charming entertainer was heard to good 
advantage and she is sure of another big wel- 
come when returning again. Bell Family 
pleased Immensely. Avon Comedy Four com- 
bined comedy with vocal pyrotechnics to good 
effect and got over nicely. The Splnete Quar- 
tet proved a novelty in black and white. Kolb 
and Harland delighted with dancing. Chlnlto 
was assigned the closing position and did It 
successfully. Minnie Kaufman did fairly well 
in the opening spot Cantwell and Walker 
(holdover) got better reception than last week. 
The Pierre Pelletler Co.. billed for last week, 

GAIETY (Tom O'Day, mgr).— "The Three 
Twins" (second week). 

WIGWAM (Jos. F. Bauer, mgr.).— Musical 
comedy and vaudeville. 

PRINCESS (Bert Levey, lessee and mgr.; 
agent, Levey). — Vaudeville. 

REPUBLIC (Ward MorrU, mgr. ; agent, W. 
S. V. A.). -Vaudeville. 

Sid Grauman, manager of the Empress, has 
secured the concessions for the opening 
masque ball dedicating the Civic-center Pa- 

Claus and the usual distribution of gifts John 
Morrlssey, former manager of the Orpheum 
provided a vaudeville bill for the youngsters' 

Ethel Davis has opened with the musical 
comedy company at the Wigwam. 

Edgar Waite, a local newspaper reporter, has 
written a detective sketch, entitled "Crossed 
Wires," said to be scheduled for an early 
showing some time during the month. 

•Mvord, Duncan and Wilbur 
with the Alexander road show. 

have closed 

Charles Phillips, author of "The Divine 
Friend." received a unique Christmas pres- 
ent from Margaret Anglin — who will produce 

Sunday night, Dec. 27, Fred Soeldon, the 
Orpheum's veteran stage door keeper, was 
stricken with Illness and had to be removed 
from the theatre to his residence and placed 
under medical surveillance. Later it was an- 
nounced he was suffering from a complication 
of La Grippe and lumbago. His condition is 
said to have Improved but he Is still confined 
to his bed. 

Ziegf eld's "Midnight Frolic" 

Opened NEW AMSTERDAM THEATRE ROOF Tuesday, January 5th 









1482 Broadway, NEW YORK 


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The Sensation of London 



A Dancer Who Is Different 


The Most Daringly Gowned Woman Who Ever Appeared Upon the Stage. 

Opened at Pavilion, Monday, Jan. 4. Direction, PERCY REISS 




I opened at the Palace, Chicago; was billed like a piece of cheese— mild 
cheese. Went on sixth, followed 30 minutes of laughs and went so big they 
took my name and made light of it directly under Houdini's on the down 
town side. After plugging 13 years I've been recognised, 

thanks to HARRY SINGER. 

I knew I'd come into my own some day; it's a small world, but the jumps 
are big. Wish everyone a Happy New Year. 

Sincerely, EDWIN GEORGE. 

Direction EDW. S. KELLER. 

P. S.— Regard* to Tommy Gray. I am writing you an act. That's funny to begin with. 

De Felice 

Formerly Leads 
With Vitagraph 


Address Variety, 

New York 

HIPPODROME (A. E. Meyers, mgr.). — Hal Barlow, Onyx Trio, Threo Boyds, Casting 
Davis & Co., headlined ; Leon & Adeline 81s- Campbells, 
ters; Earl & Edwards, Jennings, Jewell a GLOBE (W. V. Newklrk, mgr.).— Leroy & 


ORPHEUM (Martin Lehman, mgr.).— Paul- 
ine, great ; Belle Baker, riot Joseph Jeffer- 
son & Co., good sketch ; Hussey & Boyle, act 
needs something ; Frank North & Co., laughs ; 
Ma-belle & Ballet, excellent ; Eugene Trio, 

EMPRESS (Cy Jacobs, mgr. ).— Ryan-Rlch- 
fleld Co.. bright sketch ; Lucy & Ethel Baker, 
good ; Harry Thompson, big ; DeWinters, did 
well ; Leighton & Robinson, laughs ; Cycling 
McNutts, good ; The Eddys, thrillers. 

Joe Cook 


Cohan's "Hello Broadway" 


But at present cannot make any definite announce- 
ment, as I haven't spoken to Mr. Cohan as yet 

Cahlll, went very big ; Capital City Trio, har- 
mony ; Benny & Woods, good ; Kip ft Ktppy, 
excellent ; Reed Brothers, fine ; The Mill- 
wards, laughs. 

SHUBERT (Earl Steward, mgr.).— "A Pair 
of Sixes." 

GRAND (A. Judah, mgr.).— Thurston. 

AUDITORIUM (Miss Meta Miller, mgr.).— 
Stock. "The Man from Home." 

GAYETY (Matt Smith, mgr. ) .—Watson Sis- 

CENTURY (Joe Donegan, mgr.).— Fay Fos- 
ter Show. 

Hal Davis, who is headlining the Hippo- 
drome's show this week Is a former Kansas 
City boy. 

Frank W. Richardson and Winifred Oil- 
man, professionals, were married In Li 
Crosse, Kan., last week. 



ORPHEUM (Clarence Drown, mgr. ; week 
Dec. 28). — Zoe and Klaire El Rey, entertaining. 
Warner and Francis, good. Cartwell and Har- 
ris, pleasing. Charlie Howard and Co., riot. 
Trovato, well received. Dorothy Toye. excel- 
lent Ashal, exceptionally good. "The Red 
Heads," good. 

EMPRESS (Harry Follett. mgr. ; Loew ; week 
Dec. 28). — Cameron, Devltt Co., excellent- 
Golden and West, good dancing. Sally Stemp- 
ler and Bro., entertaining. Homes and Riley, 
good. Slayman All's Hooloos, pleasing. 

MAJESTIC— "When Dreams Corns True." 



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This is the first of the celebrated Semi-Annual Sales of Mack's 
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MASON.— "The Poor Little Rich Girl." 
BURBANK— "Baby Mine." 
MOROSCO.— "The Rollicking Girl." 

Recce Gardner le mixing the automobile busi- 
ness with acting, playing an engagement at 
the "Hip" and selling gasoline carts between 

Donafd Bowles will take a vacation as soon 
bb Manager Morosco finds someone to fill In as 
director at the Burbank during his absence. 

Tom McLarnle, who last week went to Chi- 
cago to play his original part In "Our 
Children," says that unless he slips on the Ice 
and breaks a contract or something he'll be 
bark In California before six weeks. 

Bertie Ford, the Orpheum player, has left 
for Kansas City. 

Elmer Harris la rewriting "Pretty Mrs. 
Smith" for the film. 

U E. Behymer spent a few dayB of last 
week In San Francisco. 

William Stoermer Is en route to New York. 

The Prices have gone to San Francisco In 
search of new booking. 

Lou Gottschalk, composer of "The Tlk Tok 
Man Of Oz," has a new play. Q. M. Ander- 
son may produce It at the Morosco here after 
February 1. 

ors; MaJ. O'Loughlln good; Bodreau A May. 

DAVIDSON (8herman Brown, mgr. ; agent, 
Ind.).— Nat Goodwin In "Never Say Die." first 
half, to good business ; "Under Cover," last 

SHUBBRT (C. A. Nlggemeyer, mgr.).— Shu- 
bert Theater Stock In "Damaged Goods," ex- 
cellent houses. 

PABST (Ludwlg Krefss. mgr.).— Pabst Ger- 
man Stock company In "Wle Man MUUonaer 

GAYETY (J. W. Whitehead, mgr.).— Rosey 
Posey Girls. Business good. 

AUDITORIUM (Jos. C. Grleb, mgr.).— Au- 
ditorium Symphony orchestra 

After having been dark since Progressive 
Wheel burlesque blew up In Milwaukee after 
a brief existence, after which the Barton 
shows failed to materialize, the Club theatre 
Is scheduled to reopen Sunday with melo- 
drama. Its old name of Empress as In Sulli- 
van ft Consldlne days will be used. James 
W. Kruse, a former Milwaukeean, will be 
manager, and 10-20-30 prices will prevail. 
There Is believed to be a good field (or this 
form of amusement to supplant the old Bijou, 
for there has been no "meller" for nearly five 
years. Much of the stock in the operating 
company Is being taken by merchants on the 
street on which the house Is located. Road 
company shows will be booked. 



MAJESTIC (James A. Hlgler, mgr. ; agent. 
Orph.)— May Irwin, big; "The Wall Between," 
appreciated ; Gallagher A Carlln, good ; Bara- 
ban & Grohs, pleased ; Ismed, excellent ; Rels- 
ner & Gores good ; Boland and Holtz, fine ; 
The Carltons, registered. 

CRYSTAL (William Gray, mgr.; agent, 
Loew). — Elsie Gilbert ft Girls, excellent; Bes- 
sie La Count, fine ; "Home, Sweet Home," 
good ; Reddlngton & Grant pleased ; Collier & 
Dewald, novelty. 

ORPHEUM (William E. Mick, mgr.; agent. 
Loew).— Bob Fitzslmmons & Son, drew big; 
Frevoll, fine ; La Rue ft Gresham comedy hon- 



Direction. McKowan Agency 
D WIGHT HUMPHREY, Representative. 

Nat Goodwin booked to open the first half 
of the week in "Never Say Die," at the David- 
son Sunday night, was compelled to postpone 
until Monday night, having been taken 111 with 
bronchitis in Chicago. A physician ordered a 
day's complete rest. 


By O. M. BAMI'El.. 

TULANE (T. C. Campbell, mgr.).— "Seven 
Keys to Baldpate." 

CRESCENT (T. C. Campbell, mgr.).— Percy 
Ilaswell stock In "Maggie Pepper." 

LAFAYETTE (T. C. Campbell, mgr.). — 

DAI'PHINE (Lt* Rose, mgr.).— Stock bur- 

LYRIC (Robert Mansfield, mgr.).— Robert 
MnnBfleld Players in "The Call of the Woods." 

mgr.). — Sigaldl Opera Co. 

ALAMO (Will Guertnger, mgr.).— Vaudeville. 

ORPHEUM (Arthur White, mgr.).— Hyams 
& Mclntyre. hit of bill ; Gormley & Caffery. 
funny ; Rynn & Tlerney. suffered through se- 
lections ; Billy Swede Hall, first run humor ; 
Clara Inge, star in the making ; Dlumond & 



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of all performers going to Europe mske their steamship arrangements through 
us. The following have: 

Griff Bros., Golts Trio, The Glinserettis, Griff, Ed Gray, Frank Gotch & Co.. 
Thr Grunathos, Gardner snd Stoddard, Francis Gerard. Gilday and Fox, Geishs 
Girls, Fred Ginette and Co., Gialdini, Gerard and Gardner, Gray and Graham. 

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Manager of Hlgh-Clnas Vaudeville Attractione. Artists doelrlng New York reproeantarW 
write or wire. Suite 1WI-2-4, PALACE THEATRE BLDO, 1M4 Broadway. New York City. 
Phones; IjjWjjiW Bryant. 

Rrennan. pleased ; "The Matinee Girls," en- 
tertaining and distracting In turn. 

Hugh Oliver and Bobby Murphy are at the 

Owing to rainy weather local alrdomcs gave 
their patrons lnnersoles as a Yuletlde offering. 

Additions to the Robert Mansfield Players 
are Goldle Cleveland, Dollle Grooms, Charles 
Brunner and Florl Jones. 

The Dauphlne Is presenting boxing bouts 
Saturday evenings. Told to select a gown an 
a present by an admirer, one of the Dauphlne 
choristers said she was out of her 'teens, 
meaning that she would omit velveteen or 

Maude Adams does not seat patron* after 
the first art commences. Another ptnr here 
recently did not seat any before. 

W. Rea Doazman, the agent, Is giving his 
acts green trading stamps. For each dollar 
In commissions the artB get a hundred stamps. 
Fifty dollarw In stamps brings a split-week and 
five hundred dollars' worth, a route. There 
are smaller prizes of cold cream, burnt cork, 
elimination of extra shows. dnt*» books, profes- 
sional copies. Joke books, slides, bones, tam- 
bourines, letterheads, scrnp books, peroxide, 
canes, pyrotechnlcal clears, crepe hair, und 
shredded weeks with carfare- Jumps. 

"The Lady of the Press," were one of the laugh- 
ing hits. Following was Marie Nordstrom In 
"Bits of Acting." Miss Nordstrom entertained 
In way that was a little different from the 
usual run of vaudeville acts. She did well. 
Kitty Gordon came next. Then Harry Breen, 
who had a hard time for a few minutes, but 
soon had them at his mercy. He gave them so 
much that they started to walk out, not that 
they were displeased, but because they were 
"laughed out" and could stand no more. Clos- 
ing the show was Havemann's Animals. The 
house readily appreciated It. 

GLOBE (Eugene L. Perry, mgr.; agent, U. 
B. O.) — Bill Is strong on comedy and is swift 
moving. The hits were the Kaufman Brothers 
and "The Buyer from Pittsburgh." The show 
was opened by Velde Trio, composed of a man, 
two women and a number of dogs. The women 
make a very good appearance and do some real 
good ground tumbling. The man also does 
some good acrobatic work and puts the dogs 
through some good stunts, but his attempt at 
eoniedy fall flat. Gibson and DyBo, singers, did 
not arouse much enthusiasm until one came 
out as a police officer with two heads, which 
got laughs. Cooper and Rlcardo, a mixed team, 
put over some character songs In nlco style 
and were appreciated. Dolly and Mack, a 



KEITH'S (Harry T. Jordan, mgr. ; agent. 
U. B. O.) — The show this week consists of a de- 
lightful array of comedy with a few sensational 
numbers by way of diversion. Headlining t h«» 
bill was Kitty Gordon. She wiih well liked. 
Opening the show whs Paul Sundhcrg and An- 
gela Hence In a good dan'lng act. Corelll and 
Gillette put over their acrobatic comedy. Mev- 
ako Sisters, two little Japanese girls, wore one 
of the pronounced hits of the bill. These llttU- 
glrlH opened with good hand balancltm and con- 
tortions and for an encore, sang two popular 
song hits and danced the one-step. Anuelo 
Patrlcolo billed as "The Great Italian lMano 
Virtuoso," had hard sledding at the start, but 
soon proved he was a mush Ian of ability and 
brought forth much applause, even from that 
portion of the bouse that does not like or appro 
clato cluRSlcal muulc. Flo Irwin and Co., In 







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annually in advance on such tarn, and this 
will guarantee your family an annual income of 12% 
of the amount of the trust fund, payable in monthly 
installments, commencing one month after your death 
for a period of years, and on the expiration of that time 
the capital will be paid in cash and so provide your chil- 
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ROYAL ALEXANDRA (L. 8. Sol mm, mgr.). 
— The Gilbert and Sulllran Opera Co., headed 
by DeWolf Hopper, opened Monday night In 
"The Mikado" ; splendid reception by large 
audience. 11, "The Third Party." 

PRINCESS (O. B. Sheppard, mgr.).— 
Annie Russell, well received. Pictures. 

GRAND (A. J. Small, mgr.).— Flske 
O'Hara In houseful! opening. 11, "Septem- 
ber Morn." 

SHEA'S (J. Shea, mgr.; agent, U. B. O.).— 
Trixle Frlganta, big ; Fisher a Oreen, good ; 
Milton Pollock & Co., excellent; Alpine Troupe, 
sensational ; Gardner Trio, good ; Rosy La 
Rocca, pleasing ; O. N. Brown, novel. 

mgr.; agent, Loew).— "Honey Girls," bright 
and snappy ; Andy Rice, clever ; Janet Adair, 
good : Chas. Deland A Co., In sketch, fine ; 
Mario ft Trevette, encored ; Pepplno, pleased ; 
Mueller Bros., entertaining ; Bob Tip ft Co., 

mgr.; agent, U. B. O.).— Milton ft Dolly 
Nobles, very good In playlet; 5 Musketeers, 
a hit ; Gouldlng ft Keating, funny ; The Le- 
lands, novelty ; Holmes ft Buchanan, clever ; 
3 Cyclonlans, held Interest ; Mary Plckford 
In "Cinderella." M. P. headline attraction. 

MAJESTIC (Peter F. Griffin, mgr.; agent, 
Grlffln). — "The Bachelor's Apartments, fea- 
ture act ; Stella Davis, The Four Blonds, The 
Great Henri, John ft Eva Brady. 

GAYETY (T. R. Henry, mgr.).— "Bowery 


La ParUienne 


Roast *ii 

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HIPPODROME (Harry Earl, mgr.; Loew). 
— Nell McKlnley, Senator Francis Murphy, 
Bogart ft Nelson. Gus ft Lily Garden, Em 
porlum Trio, Hlpodrome Four, Wormwood's 
Animals, The Stantons. 






Pabst Boor en Draught 
Opea tUI t A. M. 

Fine Music 


—Kings of the Roost 

Originators la this style 


Good voices, and several changes wardrobe required. Also want 

man who can impersonate George M . Cohan 

Must Be Good Dancer 
Call or Write Room 314, 1547 Broadway, New York City 


114-116 WEST 47th STREET, NEW YORK 

(Just off Broadway) 

Beat location in town. 

Kitchenette apartments; Single and double rooms, with bath 
Attractive prices to the profession. 

7tlake(Jp> ancc^ft^e- 


la spits of the War w« ars receiving rsgulor shJp- 
ssoats of Imported Grsoso Points, Powders and 
Rougee. You should have no troubls to gst a sup- 
ply from your dealer. If you can't— write ua direct. 

GRAF BROS., 812 Broadway, New York 



mm* Xbu In Dublin, 
to tho Howard Brothers for that lorol 
dinner. Banjo dressing with mandolin and 
guitar trimmings. A La Varperwil Howard. 

Wouldn't It be a groat Idaa If all the aour- 
faced p aop la who never com* In to enjoy a 
■how, or war now* readers, or paopla with 
•our, stomachs wsro not allowod in tha first 
8 rows? What a diffsrsnea In acts. 

Golnf soma nowadays whan you must havs a 

C seaport to so from England to Ireland. And 
elisvs ma they maan it. 

We havs thrso full salary woshs all In a 
bunch. Vary food, what? 

Varymuchcoldwsathsrly yours, 

Vardoi, Perry aid Wilier 




Sam Barton 

"Tkn Silent Tramp" 
Direction, MAX HART 



Phone 13S1-M Passaic 

7 Hawthorns Ave., Clifton, N. J. 





Diroction, FRANK ROHM 



It Isn't whst you do, It's how you do 
Copyright Class E X X C No. 

"Pirates restrain yourselves' 









Touring Pentagon Circuit 




nit dyboum Ave. 



Acrobatic Eccentric Novelty Dancing 


Fred J. Ardath 
and Company 




Next Week (Jan. 11), Orpheum. 



Shangtu*; .Mystery 

Six Chinese Wonders. Lately Featured with 
Anna Held Jubilee Co. 

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'Their Little Girl 


A Delightful Story of Youth 

Booked Solid 


This Week (Jan. •), 
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By Junto McCros 

Direction. BARNEY MY 1*3 


Jerome and Carson 


Room 214, IMF 



The classiest Electrical Act in the business. 
Built for laughing purposes with really funny 
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Touring in American Vaudeville. 






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Luckiest of all in "The Girl From Utah" is 
Miss Ina Claire, the newcomer, who in five 
minutes had sung and danced herself into the 
heart of the public; with a small, pretty voice 
and good method, and a delightful gift for 
dancing, she is rich in the mysterious quality 
of chsrm. 

A A A A 


Miss Ina Claire, the young American lady 
who is making her first English appearance in 
The Girl from Utah," is a perfect little dar- 
ling—dainty, delightful, fascinating. Miss 
Claire is quite the nicest thing that America 
has sent us for many a long day, and she is 
quite charming enough to make us temporarily 
forget the raucous- voiced Mamies from whom 
we have been suffering in these days of ragtime 
and tango. 

A A A A 


We who were at the Adelphi on Saturday 
night had the always delightful experience of 
seeing an entirely new musical- comedy "star" 
twinkle into being. Her name is Ina Claire. 
She is one of those happy people who manage 
to "radiate personality" without any obvious 
effort or reason for it. Not a glance or pose 
but bad its joyous message, without a trace 
of forcing and she dances "like a wave of the 
sea." It would be interesting to know If she 
really comes from America. Certainly it is 
almost the first time one remembers the sug- 
gestion of an American accent having been 

A A A A 


Miss Ina Claire's astonishing powers of mim- 
icry, which ever since the first night of "The 
Belle of Bond Street," have taken all London 
by surprise. 


A newcomer, Miss Ina Claire, played "The 
Girl From Utah." She is the least American 
of all American artista that we have aeen in 
England. Her welcome was spontaneous and 
justified, and at the end of the play her ease 
and daintiness won her a well-deserved ovation. 



Miss Ina Gaire, a debutante from America, 
is a most fascinating little lady. Her song and 
dance with Mr. Sidney Jones is the most dis- 
tinguished number in the piece, full of charac- 
ter and color, and her rendering of it, with the 
strikingly dainty use of her hands, was really 
exquisite— an entirely artistic episode in a pro- 
duction in which art is not too obtrusive. 


We have left to the last the pleasing duty 
of welcoming Mr. G. Edwsrdes' latest recruit, 
Mias Ina Claire. She is charmingly girlish, she 
haa the daintiest of wsys, a aweet, small 
voice, and in her methoda is wholly unspoiled. 
There is nothing of the musicsl comedy Miss 
about her— none of those stereotyped arch ways 
and coy manners that are only too familiar. 
Miss Claire comes from America, bat with 
only the prettiest suspicions of an accent. She 
dances, too, with lightness and grace. 

A A A A 


Mias Gaire, the girl of the title, comes from 
America. She is a young artist of uncommon 
charm ana of unspoiled accomplishment. She 
can sing in the prettiest of small voices, and 
can dance with a lissom grace all too rare on 
our stage. 

A A A A 


London has a new musical comedy girl to 
talk about. Her name is Ina Claire. The 
reason why Miss Ina Gaire was the success of 
the show calls for a description of her appear- 
ance and methods. 

She is without the stereotyped paraphernalia 
of the musical comedy girl. She is a long, 
lissom person, who contrived to give the im- 
pression necessary to her part that she had 
only just put her hair up and gone into long 

Her face has a piquant charm, and she hat a 
movement of the body, natural or acquired, 
which is most alluring. It is a sinuous, snaky 
"dance," a glide, from her waist to bar feet, 
altogether novel in character. 

Miss Gaire's American accent is not obvious. 
It is only a pleasant addition to her engaging 

A A A A 

"SKETCH" (Weekly) 

Most excellent of all is Miss Ina Gaire. She 
put new meaning into imitations of popular 
favorites. Her Ethel Levey and her Harry 
Lauder were wonderful, both as imitations and 
as independent revelations of comic genius, and 
her dsneing was delightful. 

A A A A 


I took infinitely more plessure in the act- 
ing, singing and dancing of Miss Ina Gaire, 
who was a poem of refinement and repose 
amidst the general racket and razzle-dazzle. 


When Sir James Barrie makes one of his 
heroines declare that "charm" is the finest 
quality of womanhood, he might have added 
that it is the indispensable element for her 
success on the stage. Miss Ina Claire has an 
extraordinary charm. She is successful in 
her singing of a song, and equally successful 
in her impersonations of her stage colleagues. 
Above all this, she has a wonderful vivacity 
which places her at a bound at the very head 
of the actresses who do this .kind of work. 


Miss Ins Gaire in "The Belle of Bond Street," 
who had already made her mark as a musical- 
comedienne in "The Girl From Utah," is charm- 
ing and to the talents we already knew, adds a 
positive genius for mimicry. Her impersona- 
tions of various stars, two of whom were in 
the house on the first night, and appeared 
greatly diverted by Miss Gaire's imitations, 
was an artistic treat. 



The Girl Who Made Vaudeville Famous 


This picture was taken at twelve o'clock noon, Monday, (Jan. II) in front of the 

BUSHWICK THEATRE, BROOKLYN, showing crowd waiting 

for doors of theatre to open. 


This gives an idea of 

Tanguay's Popularity 

Vol. XXXVII. No. 7. 




William Morris Will Direct It. Vaudeville, Revue and Circus 

Combined at 50 Cents, Top. Opening Feb. 15. Big 

Theatres in Other Cities May Follow with 

Idea, if Successful. 

Chicago, Jan. 15. 

From an authentic source it is 
learned that a new mammoth enter- 
tainment is preparing for one of Chi- 
cago's biggest houses. It is to be 
directed by William Morris of New 
York, and open Feb. 15. 

The show will include vaudeville, 
revue and circus, giving two perform- 
ances daily at an admission scale up 
to 50 cents. 

This policy, if successful, will be- 
taken on by several large theatres in 
as many cities that have the available 
nouses without bookings to occupy 
them this spring. 

While the local theatre that will hold 
the Morris show is not named, it 
seems the logical one, due to the large- 
ness of the program and the small- 
ness of the admission, must be the 
Auditorium. It is minus its grand 
opera tenant this season, which may 
account for the new policy to be in- 

William Morris yesterday refused to 
discuss the Chicago report, which had 
apparently reached other New York 
papers, although not as fully defined. 
Several men from the dailies called 
upon Morris for the same information. 


William A. Brady is to star Lawrence 
D'Orsay in a new play. The title is 
being kept dark. Everything regard- 
ing the production and the signing of 
Mr. D'Orsay has been kept very much 
under cover. The piece was placed 
in rehearsal Friday afternoon. The 
only other one of tlie cast known at 
that time was F.velyn Carter Carring- 
ton. The play is to be in readiness 
within a week or so and is to open in 
New York, possibly at the Maxinc 

William Faversham, in "The Hawk," 
will leave the Elliott Jan. 23. Late this 
week there was nothing definite in view 
for the house except the D'Orsay play. 
The Faversham piece goes to the Ma- 
jestic, Brooklyn, and then plays the up- 
town houses, after which the show goes 
t<> Boston for a run. 


George Mooser, the New York gen- 
eral representative for Oliver Morosco, 
caught a pirate using "Peg o' My 
Heart" this week. Through Mr. 
Mooser's New York attorneys' repre- 
sentative at Burley, la. (G. A. Sunder- 
land), an injunction was served Wed- 
nesday there upon Forrest Taylor and 
Ned Bates, travelling as The Taylor- 
Daniels Co., and playing "Peg" under 
the title of "Peggie." 

Besides issuing the injunction, the 
court ordered the company to deposit a 
bond of $1,000 for Morosco's protec- 
tion. The outcome had not bfcen re- 
ceived by Mr. Mooser up to yester- 

"P. & P." SEQUEL. 

(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, Jan. 14. 
Charles Klein, who adapted the "Po- 
tash and Perlmuttcr" stories for the 
stage play of that title, is now at work 
on a sequel. 

It will show the central figures of the 
"P. & P." piece, after having amassed 


Grace George dismissed the entire 
cast, with the exception of Leslie Fabcr 
and Theresa Maxwell Conover, at a re- 
hearsal of her new play, "Half a Bride," 
Wednesday. There were 24 people in 
the cast, who will be replaced. 


Chicago, Jan. 13. 

Klaw & Erlanger's Blackstone 
theatre, a load upon that firm since 
opening, and which was placed in the 
general K. & E.-Shubert "pool" of the 
principal Chicago theatres of those two 
firms, will be shortly closed and kept 
dark. The rent for the house will be 
charged against the pooling fund. 

Joseph Brooks has issued orders for 
the closing of "My Lady's Dress" at 
the Blackstone Saturday night. The 
piece has been playing here for three 
weeks. Mr. Brooks will disband the 
company and send the production to 
the storehouse until next season, when 
it will be sent on tour again. 


Early in the week Cohan & Harris 
had almost decided that the perma- 
nent policy of the Astor theatre in the 
future will be for "revues," along the 
lines of the old Weber & Fields music 

It might mean a constant stream of 
travestied skits upon current Broad- 
way attractions, with mayhap most of 
the present cast of "Hello, Broadway" 
at the Astor as the nucleus of a stock 
company there. 


"Nettie," the George Ade sketch 
Holbrook Blinn intended appearing in 
vaudeville with at the Palace next 
week, will not show there. It is said 
Comstock & Gest, managers of the 
Princess theatre, where Mr. Blinn 
headed the Princess Players, which 
played "Nettie" as a part of the Prin- 
cess sketch repertoire, refused per- 
mission to their former director to use 
the playlet. 

Eugene Walter is reported prepar- 
ing a sketch for Mr. Blinn's variety 
debut, to happen in the near future. 


Starting Monday prices will be low- 
ered at the Colonial. The matinee 
will be 25 cents for any orchestra seat 
and in the evening 50 and 75 cents, 
with a few front rows at $1. The en- 
tire balcony will be 50 cents. 

The announcement states the new 
scale w'll not be in effect on Satur- 
days, Sundays and holidays. 


"Hands Up" will be the title of the 

revue Lew Fields intends producing 

about March 1. He is said to have 

tentatively engaged Blanche Ring for 

the leading role, and is in negotiation 

with Clara Kimball Young, the picture 
star. An attempt to secure Mary Pick- 
ford for the piece failed of its pur- 
pose, probably through Miss Pick- 
ford's large increase in salary with the 
Famous Players. 

Ray Goetz, Grant Clark and Bert 
Grant will attend to the book, lyrics 
and music. Some of it has been writ. 

Mr. Fields will continue on the road 
with "The High Cost of Loving" for 
about three more weeks, closing after 
two weeks in Philadelphia, to rehearse 
the new show. 


Los Angeles, Jan. 13. 

Although reported in Variety a 
month ago and as promptly denied by 
local men interested, the sale of the 
Majestic theatre lease was effected this 
week by Oliver Morosco, to T. J. Quinn, 
Detroit, capitalist; H. D. Herz, local 
capitalist, and S. H. Friedlander, for- 
mer manager of the California and 
Columbia theatres, San Francisco. 

Morosco has been trying to get out 
from under his Majestic lease for sev- 
eral months. The new lessees will take 
over the house within a short time. 
They will keep it open the year round, 
very likely with high class attractions 
in the winter season. 


Chicago, Jan. 13. 

Old Doc Cook is slipping back, much 
farther away from another trip to the 
Pole than he has ever been. Last 
week the Doctor was among the "try 
out" acts at the Indiana theatre here, 
although Doc has been in vaudeville 
for some time. 

New Features Daily at New York. 

When the Loew Circuit opens the 
N'ew York theatre Jan. 25 as a straight 
picture house. tlK- principal item of the 
program will be a feature film, changed 



Actors 9 Equity Society of America and Actors' 

England in Communication on Subject. Many Mem- 
bers of Latter Connected With Native Order. 
Legitimate Players Only Involved. 


Indications point to an affiliation of 
Actors' Association of England and 
the Actors' Equity Society of America 
unless the former rejects the conditions 
recently reached by the New York 
body whereby the two may reach a 
mutual understanding in all things 

Last summer Lennox Pawle, who is 
a member of the Equity, took steps to- 
ward the proposed affiliation by put- 
ting the matter up at several meetings 
of the English association. The Lon- 
don body sent a communication by 
Pawle asking what understanding 
could be reached relative to an affilia- 
tion. The Equity board took official 
action and its provisions are in the 
hands of the foreign association. 

The Equity has quite a number of 
English actors on its membership list 
who also belong to the London asso- 
ciation. These English players are 
working toward the proposed affilia- 

In the variety branch of theatricals 
as represented by the White Rats, 
there is already an affiliation between 
that body and all artists' protective so- 
cieties of Europe. 


Paris, Dec. 27. 

The Folies Bergere reopened Dec. 
24 with a revue entitled "Paris Quand 
Meme," by Maurice de Marsan and 
Tarault. It did well and business was 
good during the Christmas holidays. 
Whether it will attract after remains 
to be seen, especially as the means of 
getting home at night are restricted by 
the subway and trams ceasing to run 
in Paris after 10 p. m. 

A new show is also mounted at the 
Moulin Rouge, "Legende des Petits 
Soldats de bois," by Maurice Landry. 
Moderate prices are charged, but the 
entertainment is not worth more than 
the money asked. Dario and Ceratto, 
clowns, Paule Morly, Rivers, Sinoel, 
Paul Gere, Reyne Eymard and Ran- 
sard form the troupe. 

At the Ba-Ta-Clan the patriotic 
piece, "Pour le Drapeau" ("For the 
Flag") is well presented, and business 
is good during the holiday season, but 
a long run is not expected. 


London, Jan. 13. 

Gaby Deslys has selected her next 
partner to dance with, in the Granville 
Barker revue, to be first shown at the 
Duke of York's Feb. 15 (having been 
postponed from the date set, Feb. 1). 

Carl Randall, now with Emma Carus 
in the States, has been engaged by 
Gaby, notwithstanding that Gaby vis- 
ited her former partner, Harry Pilcer 

in his dressing room at the Pavilion 
Monday night of last week, after Pilcer 
had just completed going through his 
new act with (Miss) Teddia Gerard. 
Gaby and Pilcer dined together Tues- 
day, but the Randall contract holds. 

The revue will run 90 minutes. Dur- 
ing it Gaby will sing, dance and mimic. 
It will be preceded by a curtain raiser. 

The Pilcer and Gerard engagement at 
the Pavilion has been extended from 
the original two weeks booked to 
eight weeks. 

It is alleged Flo Ziegfeld of New 
York claims to hold a contract with 
Miss Gerard that will interfere with 
any other offer from the States for the 

Harry Pilcer and Teddie Gerard 
are being sought by the Palace, New 
York, to open in February. The couple 
are at present in England, and have re- 
ceived the offer by cable through the 
Marinelli office. 


London, Jan. 13. 

Nancy Buckland has replaced Feme 
Rogers at the Drury Lane panto. Mist 
Rogers appeared to be in decided sym- 
pathy with the Germans, according to 
statements made to members of the 
company, which caused the English 
people in the cast to nearly start a re- 

Miss Rogers also unbosomed her 
views to an American newspaper man. 
Scotland Yard heard of her, and detailed 
a German speaking detective to find out 
for himself what she thought. Miss 
Rogers told him freely. Then Miss 
Buckland got her job. 


London, Jan. 13. 
The Manchester pantomime will 
move into the London Hippodrome 
after its eight weeks down there. 


London, Jan. 13. 
Weedon Grossmith's spook play, 
"The Mystery of Redwood Grange," 
put on at the Pavilion Monday, is an 
unqualified failure. 

Melodramatic War Claptrap. 

London, Jan. 13. 
"A Daughter of England," produced 
Tan. 8. is melodramatic claptrap on the 


Bennett in "Kick In." 

Chicago, Jan. 13. 
When A. H. Woods' "Kick In" opens 
here next fall, Richard Bennett will 
appear in the cast. 


London, Jan. 13. 

A special general meeting of the Va- 
riety Artists' Federation has been 
called for Jan. 17, to consider the con- 
tinuation or abandonment of the co- 
operative salary plan with music hall 

The agreement under which artists 
are playing the halls expires Jan. 30. 

A report in New York says there is 
a strong possibility of English vaude- 
ville stars taking their own touring 
companies to play around England in 
the halls and theatres in towns where 
the music hall managers won't play 
them. i 4 

It is stated most of the stars cannot 
get satisfaction on the basis arrange- 
ment between the Variety Artists 1 Fed- 
eration and the managers, and for this 
reason they are rushing in as managers 


The H. B. Marinelli New York office 
this week received a message from 
Franz Steiner, director of the Berlin 
Wintergarten, saying business was ex- 
cellent in that house. Mr. Steiner also 
added that he would give American 
acts an engagement of three consecu- 
tive months. 


London, Jan. 13. 

Through poor business in Australia 
at present, together with the unreadi- 
ness of the Sydney Hippodrome there, 
acts that should have left within the 
past week for the Antipodes, have had 
their engagements postponed for one 

This affects the Wirth Family, Aero- 
star, The Georgettis and others. 


London, Jan. 13. 
A judgment for $6,000 has been 
awarded Gladis Cooper against the 
London Weekly Mail for libel. 


London, Jan. 13. 
Ida Crispi and Fred Farren put on a 
50-minute burlesque called "Stage- 
struck" at the Palace this week. It 
will prove acceptable. 


The alien actor has just discovered 
that for any stage service in the United 
States wherein his contract bears Uncle 
Sam's legal stamp he is subject to the 
income tax provisions and must pay 
1 per cent, on the sum total of his 
season's salary. 

Americans in England are income- 
taxed by that government. 

Cochran, Empire's Manager. 

London, Jan. 13. 
Charles B. Cochran has been appoint- 
ed manager of the Empire by Alfred 
Butt. Mr. Cochran will retain the Am- 

If jrou don't advertta* in VARIETY, 
don't odvnrtlM. ^^ ' 

Alhambra'a Wednesday Mat. 

London, Jan. 13. 
The Alhambra will hereafter give a 
Wednesday matinee. 


Toronto, Jan. 13. 

Your President Wilson doesn't stand 
so well around here, according to ex- 
pressions of regard in the theatres^ At 
the Star theatre last week was sung the 
American song, "Hats Off to You, Mr. 
Wilson." It was hissed from all parts 
of the house. 

At Shea's, when Trixie Friganza sang 
the same number, it was received in 
dead silence. 


Chicago, Jan. 13. 

An American artist just returning 
from Europe claims that London, de- 
spite all reports to the contrary, is 
sadly in need of American material, 
but adds that American acts going 
abroad on speculation are given but 
one week instead of three, four or five, 
as formerly. 

The same individual, apparently 
speaking from experience, advises that 
American acts upon accepting the in- 
itial week should insist upon having 
the sentence: "This is not my regular 
salary" incorporated in the contract, as 
the English manager's seem to forget 
this fact when issuing contracts for 
subsequent time. 


Paris, Dec. 27. 
The reopening of the Gaumont Pal- 
ace (Hippodrome) last week was an 
immense success. The large house has 
been filled since. There is a patriotic 
element which appeals to the Allies. 
The immense picture house is the 
favorite resort of the English and Am- 
erican visitors in Paris at the present 
time. The shows at the Paris music 
halls are far too weak to appeal to 
their liking. 


London, Jan. 13. 

A report haa said Alfred Butt re- 
signed as director in the Palace, Man- 
chester, and Empire, London. 

There is no truth in the Empire, Lon- 
don, rumor, but Mr. Butt did resign 
as a director of the Manchester hall. 
He took this action through failure to 
agree with Walter Defrece regarding 
its policy. 


San Francisco, Jan. 13. 
Arrived on the Ventura from Aus- 
tralia Jan. 9: Ray and Ray, Hughes 
Musical Trio, Sebastin Merril's Yip 
Yaps, Bill Norris, Mr. and Mrs. AL 
Herman, Roberts and Lester, Roy D. 

London, Jan. 13. 
Jan. 13, Sydney Hyman (Baltic). 


London, Jan. 13. 
The Empire will have a new show 
in March with Ethel Levey and George 
Graves in it. 

Janis Back at Palace, 

London, Jan. 13. 
Elsie Janis will return to the London 
Palace the end of February. 




Three Days Each for Acts in Salt Lake City dhd Denver. An- 
other Split Between Ogden and Salt Lake. "Newspaper 
Coupons" Said to Have Ruined Mormon Town 
for Paying Show Business. 

Salt Lake City, Jan. 13. 
Commencing Jan. 15 Loew's Empress 
here will show but three days weekly 
(the last half), splitting with Loew's 
Empress, Denver. 

Acts on the Loew western tin ^ will 
come this way from Los Angeles, los- 
ing three days traveling, and first play 
the Loew stand at Odgen, afterward 
coming here, and then going to Den- 
ver, also playing the last half there. 

Since two local newspapers com- 
menced giving away free coupon 
tickets to the Loew and Pantages the- 
atres (both playing pop vaudeville) 
business has fallen off at a terrific rate. 
Its effect has been to also spoil the 
patronage at the Orpheum (big time) 
unless the Orpheum has an extraordin- 
ary attraction at the head of its pro- 
gram. The Utah theatre, playing bur- 
lesque, is losing money. 

The show people say the giving away 
of free tickets in a town the size of 
Salt Lake, and a city not accustomed 
to it, has practically killed the town 
for paying show business, making Salt 
Lake one large den'of dead-heads. The 
free coupon innovation came from the 
Loew house first, and was followed 
by Pantages. 

The free admission newspaper cou- 
pon has been pretty generally employ- 
ed by the Loew Circuit in all western 
cities where it operates the former Sul- 
livan-Considine theatres. It was first 
used by Loew in New York, through an 
arrangement with a daily paper. 


One week of New York vaudeville 
satisfied Tommy Gray, the author- 
near-actor. Tommy will not announce 
in what manner he was satisfied, wheth- 
er salary, applause or disgust. But the 
fact remains he has renounced the stage 
excepting as a place to send his written 
material to. 

Authoring will be his strict busi- 
ness hereafter. Several people told 
Tommy he may be the best actor in 
the world, but then he would still be 
a better author, and Tommy has list- 
ened to common sense. Barring a 
week that he may give Hammerstein's, 
to prove his local drawing power, 
Thomas will forever leave the rostrum 
as an actor. 

It was Jan. 10 when Mr. Gray 
reached that decision, and it will prob- 
ably be made a national holiday. 


Chicago, Jan. 13. 
Al Shean and Chas. L. Warren have 
reunited as a team and opened at the 
Majestic this w~ v with "Quo Vadis 

Upside Down," the vehicle they for- 
merly offered in vaudeville. 

Shean is featured in the billing, 
Warren being programmed as assis- 

The return was an easy victory for 
the pair, they retaining their laugh- 
making proclivities in the funny trav- 
esty, as of yore. 


The return trip to vaudeville of Eva 
Tanguay, which commenced a few 
weeks ago, and exceeded all expecta- 
tions of the most sanguine regarding 
her drawing prowess in New York, be- 
came an overwhelming surprise at the 
Bushwick, Brooklyn, where Miss Tan- 
guay is appearing this week. 

Monday the Bushwick had a turn- 
away, and the advance sale by Mon- 
day night was the largest ever re- 
corded in a New York vaudeville 


Mollie Mclntyre, the star of "Kitty 
McKay," will open in vaudeville, at the 
Palace, New York, Feb. 1, with "The 
Fiddle Told," a sketch by Evelyn Blan- 


Chicago, Ja. 13. 
May Irwin is about to give up the 
sketch she started with in vaudeville 
on this trip, and will appear as a 
"single act." 

Dickinson's Widow Suing. 

Kansas City, Jan. 13. 

The widow of Walter S. (Rube) 
Dickinson, the Orpheum monologist, 
who was killed in an accident here De- 
cember 28, when a wooden canopy at 
the new Hotel Meuhlebach fell, is 
suing for $10,000. The suit was 
brought Saturday in the circuit court. 
The defendants are the Meuhlebach 
Estate Company and the Westlake 
Construction Co. 

Ten thousand dollars is all that may 
be claimed for a death under the Mis- 
souri law. 

$3,000 FOR CALVE. 

Emma Calve reached New York Sun- 
day, and Monday evening watched 
Orville Harrold sing at the Palace. It 
is said that agents at once approached 
Calve upon her arrival, for a vaude- 
ville tour, offering her $3,000 weekly. 

Carl Jorn, another Metropolitan 
star, at the Palace last week, is said to 
have remarked during the latter end 
of the engagement he did not believe 
his voice could stand the strain of sing- 
ing twice daily, although the grand 
opera singers who might give two per- 
formances on the Met stage during 
a week, would use their voice more 
than during 14 shows in vaudeville. 
Still they would have to get us earlier 
for the vaudeville matinees. 

Mr. Harrold through his success at 
the Palace this week has been retained 
for there next week. 


Baltimore, Jan. 13. 

That he had seen his wife for the 
first time after a separation of a year 
when she came on the stage at the 
Maryland theatre here as a maid in a 
sketch called "Beauty Is Only Skin 
Deep," was the testimony of William 
H. H. Coombs in the Circuit Court 
Monday. He was granted an absolute 
divorce from her on statutory grounds. 

He said that he had married in 
August, 1905, at Atlantic City, and that 
she had left him in 1913 in Philadel- 


Alice Lloyd's return visit to the Orpheum theatre, San Francisco, for Christmas and New 
Year's weeks marked another box office record breaking epoch for this popular vaudcvillian. 

Sunday, Dec. 27. the Indoor Yacht Club of 'Frisco presented Miss Lloyd with the eiRht-foot 
high electrically lighted floral horse-shoe, pictured above (with Alice standing to the right of it). 

Miss Lloyd's present trip over tf)e Qrpheutn Circuit has been the most successful of the- many 
•be has undertaken,, 


The decision of Norah Bayes to can- 
cel all her big time vaudeville con- 
tracts at $1,500, unless the managers 
agreed to an increase of $75 weekly on 
her salary, as reported in Variety last 
week, is apt to become an expensive 
decision if Norah decides to return to 
the big time stages. 

It was reported about the Palace 
theatre building this week the manag- 
ers had agreed to offer her not over 
$1,250 a week in the future, with $1,000 
as possibly the figure. 

The 'Dry said that last summer 
when J :c Jacobs booked Miss Bayes 
for this trip at $1,500, Miss Jacobs had 
difficulty in securing the price, and in 
addition got her client "pay or pay 
contracts" that were not affected by 
the salary cut later ordered for vau- 
deville turns. The managers in be- 
ing obliged to skip Miss Bayes at 
that time for a reduction of wage will 
now accept the opportunity to do so, if 
the wants to regain her canceled en- 
gagements. Miss Bayes had not re- 
turned to New York from Indianapolis 
up to Wednesday morning, but was ex- 
pected back that day. 


At the election of the newly-formed 
Comedy Club at its quarters, 1568 
Broadway, the following were elected: 

Frank Conroy, president; A. Frank 
O'Brien, vice-president; August Drey- 
er, treasurer; William Wolfenden, sec- 
retary; N. £. Manwaring, chairman of 
house committee. 

It was decided to hold a benefit per- 
formance fot the club at the Astor 
theatre Sunday night, Jan. 24. 


Philadelphia, Jan. 13. 

During the engagement of Kitty 
Gordon, the English singer, at Keith's, 
Philadelphia, last week the marked at- 
tention paid her by Jack Wilson, the 
vaudeville blackface comedian, was 
commented upon. Mr. Wilson came 
over to Philly about the middle of the 
week, and is said to have been paying 
constant court to Miss Gordon for 
some time past. 

During his stay here and while Miss 
Gordon was upon the stage, Mr. Wil- 
son was seen giving her two little dogs 
an airing on the avenue. 


Salt Lake City, Jan. 13. 

Frances Benton announces she has 
succumbed to the loving wiles of her 
protege, Richard Benton, and that they 
will be married after concluding the 
present Orpheum Circuit tour. 

Miss Benton is charged with having 
taken her protege away from his pa- 
rental nest in Portland, Ore. 


The cast supporting Nazimova when 
she opens in a sketch at the Palace, 
Jan. 25, will include Charles Rryant, 
husband of the star. Others are Mary 
Alden, Gertrude Berkley, Edith Spears 
and William Hassan. The feminine 
players have been at some time or an- 
other at the head of touring com- 

M. S. Bentham is the vaudeville di- 
rector for the Nazimova engagements. 




Shuberts Reported Calculating to Produce 90-Minute Piece 

Along Lines of J. M. Barrie's Revue, at London Theatre. 

Intended to Play in New York Early in March, 

With Two Principals Yet to Be Chosen. 

A "parlor revue" has been designed 

for the Princess theatre in March by 

the Shuberts, according to report, 

which says that the principle of the 

piece will be based upon the J. M. Bar- 

rie idea to be shown by Alfred Butt 
under the Charles Frohman direction 
at the Duke of York's London next 

The Barrie scheme is to have a fast 
moving revue, which will embody his 
views of the other revues in London, 
current and past, also of the present 
legitimate attractions over there. 

It is said the Shubert piece will pro- 
ceed along the same lines, running 
about an hour and a half, preceded by 
a curtain raiser. 

The Shuberts are reported in nego- 
tiation with Joe Coyne for a principal 
role, also a well known woman who 
can mimic. It is likewise said the 
rehearsing of the piece will depend 
upon a suitable cast being selected, 


A revue containing 15 people is under 
course of preparation by Jack Singer, 
proprietor of "The Behman Show." 
Mr. Singer has commissioned Tommy 
Gray to write the book, and is said to 
have engaged Lou Anger, also Sophye 
Barnard, for the principal roles. 

The main scene in the skit will be a 


Chicago, Jan. 13. 

Plans are under way to install a gi- 
gantic revue at the Auditorium here. 
The backers are keeping their identity 
a secret, but they have sent to New 
York to learn what big names are 
available for the company. 

The revue is to be made up practical- 
ly entirely of names that have been 
headliners in vaudeville. 


Sam Hearn and Helen Eley have been 
engaged as a team for the Winter Gar- 

Doyle and Dixon will open with John 
Cort's musical farce, "What's Going 
On?" at the Cort, Boston, probably Jan. 
25. "Peg" in that house is to be held 
nviir a week. 

\V. C. Fields will not appear in the 
Winter Garden show. He has accept- 
ed a vaudeville route. 

The Shuberts were dickering this 
week with Bickcl and Watson for their 
new show. It was a question of salary. 
Sam and Kitty Morton were also re- 
ported to have been mentioned to the 

The two Knsloflfs, Theo. and Alexis, 
have had offers to come over to this 
country for musical shows. Morris 

Gest forwarded an under the sea mes- 
sage to Theo. to join the next Winter 
Garden production, dancing with Da- 
zie, who will have a ballet built around 
her in that show. Annette Kellermann 
wants Alexis to dance with her in "The 
Modern Girl," but Alex is asking about 
$150 more a week than Annette wants 
to pay. 


The next cabaret revue listed for 
Broadway is that about to be prepare* 
by William Morris for the New York 
Roof. Mr. Morris will have the as- 
sistance of Julian Mitchell in staging 
it, says report 


Sixteen violations of the fire law 
against film tenants of the Candler 
Building, 220 West 42nd street, were 
made returnable to the 54th Street 

police court Thursday afternoon. 

Inspector Mindel had the court sum- 
mons in charge, and not a man in the 
Candler Building escaped that had film 
material in his possession. 

According to the law no tenant can 
have any films within a 50-foot zone of 
the theatres. 

The Candler owners have instructed 
Bainbridge Colby to represent the ten- 
ants, as the Candler interests maintain 
they have complied with the law in 
every respect. 


The Playhouse at Passaic, N. J., has 
been taken over by Harry Shea, who 
will open it Monday on a split week 
pop vaudeville plan, using five acts. 

The Orpheum, Jersey City, which 
Mr. Shea had been offered, is reported 
to have been rented this week at $12,- 
000 yearly, for a stock policy. 

Piker's Ankle Sprained. 

(Special Cable to Vaicttt.) 

London, Jan. 14. 

Harry Pilcer sprained his ankle last 
night while dancing at the Pavilion 
and is temporarily disabled. 

Manhattan's Three Sunday Shows. 

Last Sunday at the Manhattan opera 
house the Loew Circuit (playing vaude- 
ville there Sunday only) gave three 
shows during the day, using seven 
acts, as against the former policy of 
two shows on the Sabbath in that 
house and 12 acts. 

Niagara Palls Playing Pop. 

Niagara Falls, N. Y., Jan. 13. 
The International theatre is playing 
split week vaudeville, six acts, booked 
through the Marcus Loew agency. 


Spokane, Jan. 13. 
That the Pantages Amusement Co. 
of Spokane, owner of the lease on the 
Pantages theatre here, really possessed 
assets of $150,000 in the name and 
bookings of Alexander Pantages when 

the theatre was turned over by a re- 
ceiver to the Pantages theatre of 
Seattle, was declared in the superior 
court here by Attorney Seabury Mer- 

Attorney Merritt appeared for the 
plaintiffs in a suit brought by M. H. 
Eggleston, former city treasurer, C. 
H. Rodenbach and Mrs. Thomas G. 
Thomson to recover about $66,000 from 
Mr. and Mrs. Pantages and the Pan- 
tages Theatre Co. and to obtain an ac- 
counting from them. 

The court, after ruling it was im- 
material whether Mr. Pantages ever 
paid anything for his stock in the 
Amusement company, awarded a ver- 
dict for the defendants. 

The testimony in the case showed 
that Mr. Eggleston and others were 
holders of stock in the original com- 
pany in 1907, when the theatre began 
losing and was turned over to a re- 
ceiver, by whom it was sold to the 
Seattle concern. They alleged Alex. 
Pantages and E. Clarke Walker, man- 
ager of the house, were instrumental 
in having the receiver appointed, in 
order that they might obtain control. 
The testimony indicated the theatre is 
now prospering. 

The receivership proceedings in 1907 
smelled of fraud," declared Attorney 
Merritt to the court. "All the prop- 
erty of the company was taken from 
the local stockholders and turned 
ever to Mr. Pantages by a proceeding 
of which they had no knowledge." 

Mr. Eggleston testified that before 
the deal was arranged, and while he 
had no knowledge of it, he had con- 
templated taking the theatre's affairs 
into court himself, but had been re- 
strained by Mr. Pantages, who told 
him he had a deal on to sell the prop- 
erty and that a court proceeding would 
"queer" it. 

He declared he was assured by Mr. 
Pantages that he would lose nothing 
on his stock if he kept quiet. 


Minneapolis, Jan. 13. 

Minneapolis has been promised a new 
vaudeville theatre for 1916, with the 
largest capacity of any house in the 
Twin cities. 

Marcus Loew made the promise when 
stopping off here with Peter Schaeffer 
of Chicago. Mr. Loew said the present 
local theatre (Unique) attached to his 
circuit is too small for profit, and a 
$600,000 house will replace it. 

The Rogers Estate Co., owning the 
Unique, is said to be interested with 
the Loew people in the new house. 


In the cast announced for "On File," 
the "On Trial" travesty at Hammer- 
stein's next week, are George Murphy, 
Loney Haskell, Dave Ferguson, Tom- 
my Gray (who wrote the skit), Solly 
Lee, Henry Fox, Conroy and Lemaire, 
Tiny Tot. 


Buffalo, Jan. 13. 

With Toby Claude's picture on the 
front page, and under big, glaring 
headlines covering half the paper, "The 
Times" this afternoon reprinted 
Variety's story relative to the arrest 
of the actress in New York, at the in- 
stigation of one Julius Boasberg, a 
Buffalo installment jeweler, and the 
proceedings which are to follow. 

It is understood that a certain police 
officer, whose name is not known, but 
who feels that he has not yet received 
proper publicity through the news- 
papers, in accordance to that allotted 
his fellow officers, has "reached" Nor- 
man E. Mack, proprietor of "The 
Times," and through this source the 
paper, which has for some time been 
antagonistic to the police department, 
has resorted to exposing the entire 
force and its policy. 

Whether or not Boasberg's seeming- 
ly underground connection with offi- 
cials at headquarters will be brought 
to light is still problematical, still it is 
said "The Times" staff has hounded 
the jeweler to death, until he is no 
longer to be found at his establish- 

Although it has been stated the case 
would come before the grand jury 
here this week, "The Times" questions 
it, declaring in its head that "District 
Attorney Dudley denies the case will 
ever be brought before the jury," in- 
timating the "Pull" which the police 
has with the county officials is suffi- 
cient to defeat that. 

In communication with Mr. Dudley 
this afternoon he stated that "after a 
rigid investigation I have found noth- 
ing which would warrant an indictment 
being returned against Lynch, the of- 
ficer who made the arrest. The war- 
rant was legally issued, and Lynch but 
performed his duty." 

Mr. Dudley would say nothing ot 
Boasberg being liable to prosecution. 

H. J. & F. E. Goldsmith, of 41 Part 
Row, New York, are continuing their 
activity in connection with the Claude- 
Boasberg case and have made some 
interesting discoveries regarding the 
usual methods the firm of H. & J 
Boasberg employ in their efforts W 
secure collection on the jewelry sol« 
by them on the installment plan. 

The attorneys state that they will 
have an interesting statement concern 
ing these activities which they will 
make public in a few days. Mi* 
Claude, according to them, is to ap 
pear before the Erie County Grand 
Jury during the week of Feb. 8 to lay 
the facts of her arrest and release be 
fore that body. 

The Goldsmiths have taken steps to 
have the actress go through bank- 
ruptcy proceedings in New York City 


Pittsburg, Jan. 13 
The Sheridan Square theatre, now 
playing pop vaudeville, will go into » 
straight picture policy commencing 
Jan. 25. Tt is in East Liberty, a sub- 

If you don't advortt** In VARIETY, 
don't advortlM. 



Evangelist Starts Ire of Stage Player, Who Protests Against 
Sunday Making Fun of His Competitors in Amuse- 
ment. Sunday Said to Be Good Showman With 
"Comedy Finish" to His Evangelical Meetings. 

Philadelphia, Jan. 13. 
The revival meetings held by "Billy" 
Sunday in this city have brought a pro- 
test from one vaudevillian over here. 
The Sunday meetings have been de- 
scribed by theatrical people who have 
attended them as indicating showman- 
ship in management, and it is said Sun- 
day "finishes with comedy." 
The protest as lodged is this: 
Anent Billy Sunday I notice the 
comical William, whose name is a 
headliner in every calendar, is "roast- 
ing" the theatre, and splitting re- 
ceipts at about the rate of 90-10. 
Now, why should the versatile Willie 
be jealous of the joker who doesn't 
back up his comedy with religion? 
I don't think it is quite professional 
for the circus clown to "broil" his 
brother jester of the theatre; in fact, 
it is never done in the undisguised 
circuses. But, then, I suppose that is 
another unique point in Bill's mono- 

(who does not like Sunday shows). 


The Amsterdam Roof will have Ber- 
nard Granville as a feature commenc- 
ing Monday night. The singing com- 
edian will take the principal role of 
Flo Ziegfeld's "Midnight Frolic" in the 
air. Will H. West leaves the Roof 
cast this Saturday, owing to his show 
("The Debutante") going on the road. 

Mr. Granville departs from the 
management of the Shuberts this week. 
It is said that the Shuberts offered 
Granville the starring role in "A Day 
of Paradise," a new musical production 
they have in mind, but previous differ- 
ences, together with the Winter Gar- 
den management failing to furnish 
Granville with a starring vehicle by 
Jan. 1, as per his contract, and the 
consequent "notice" given by him to 
them, forbade a renewal of business 

While Granville is on the Roof, he 
may also appear at Hammerstein's, for 
a run. When G. M. Anderson ("Bron- 
cho Billy") asked Granville what he 
wanted weekly to head the new musi- 
cal comedy stock company now form- 
ing for Anderson's Gaiety, San Fran- 
cisco, Granville replied $650. 

"Dancing Around" will leave the 
Winter Garden in two weeks and go to 
Philadelphia for four weeks, after that 
the company moves to Boston. Frank 
Carter will play Granville's role on 
tour, and Harry Clark will take Carter's 
present role. Helen Lee now has the 
part originated by Mary Rohson. 

the announcement went forth that one- 
half of the entire force would be 
lopped off, following a retrenchment 

The publisher has been giving but 
little attention of late to his music busi- 
ness, and upon returning to harness 
first jumped on the expense list. 


Herbert Brenon, late of the Tiffany 
Film Co. forces, and who directed the 
Mrs. Leslie Carter feature, "The Heart 
of Maryland," is now attached to the 
Box Office Attractions Co. 

His first picture will probably be 
the "Kreutzer Sonata," with Nance 

Hawtrey in Feature Film. 

London, Jan. 6. 
Charles Hawtrey has been engaged 
to appear in a three-reel comedy film, 
"A Honeymoon for Three.' 


Mrs. John Wood Dies. 
(Special Cable to Vabmdty.) 

London, Jan. 14. 

Mrs. John Wood, age 83, died Jan. 


Loew Booking Plaza. 

The Plaza theatre at Madison avenue 
and 59th street, playing pop vaudeville, 
will be supplied by the Loew agency, 
commencing Monday. 

The Moss & Brill office has been 
furnishing the house with its bills. 

Additional Salings. 
(Special Cable to Varibtt.) 

London, Jan. 15. 

(For South Africa), Rinaldo, Victor 

Wakeman, Challoner, Larolla and Rose. 


Something dropped in a big nv. sic 
publishing concern within a stone's 
throw of .Broadway this week when 


Joe Keno and his wife, Rosie Green, 
will return to vaudeville as a two-act. 
Mr. Keno and his temporary stage part- 
ner, Elisabeth Mayne, had a squabble 
while playing Milwaukee. During it, 
Miss' Mayne alleges, Mr. Keno struck 
her. They separated that week. Miss 
Mayne may join the Annette Keller- 
mann Diving Girls, now proposed for 
vaudeville by Rose & Curtis. Dave 
Ferguson is a possibility as the other 
principal for that turn. 

Viola Gillette is opening in a sing- 
ing number, with Ned Munroe. George 
MacFarlane will start another vaude- 
ville trip shortly as a "single." (M. 
S. Bentham.) 

Professor Armond is showing a new 
act this week called "The Fall of Ant- 

Channing Pollock is the author of 
"It Doesn't Happen," the playlet Helen 
Ware will appear in at the Palace, New 
York, next week, for her vaudeville 
debut. Byron Beasley, Harry West 
and Frederick Driggs are in the sup- 
porting company. Mr. Pollock has 
directed the rehearsals. 

The Zeigler Twins have a new act 
(Paul Durand). 

Mabel Lewis and Milton Joyce have 
formed a two-act (James E. Plunkett). 
Bob Barris and Nellie Daly will do 
a vaudeville act. Both are from the 
famous stage families of their names. 
May Thatcher has a new single act. 
She has a special routine of songs writ- 
ten by Dick Richards. 

James (Fat) Thompson, formerly 
with Williams, Thompson and Cope- 
land, has secured Will F. Petrie and 
Fred Stanton to assist him in the pro- 
duction of "The Burglar's Union" and 
will tour the Orpheum time, opening 
next week. 

Sam Mann opens next week at Ham- 
merstein's in a new act called "Lots 
and Lots of It." 
Fanny Ward has a new sketch. 
Davis and Mermae will appear short- 
ly in a new sketch, "True Love," by 
Morrell Hazard. 


Following the closing of "The Wars 
of the World" at the New York Hip- 
podrome this Saturday, a full sized cir- 
cus will be given at the big house, open- 
ing Jan. 25. 

These acts are among those engaged : 
Yorke's Dogs, Bounding Gordons, 
Bradner and Derrick, Power's Ele- 
phants, the Weavers, Paula, Curzon Sis- 
ters, Picchiani Troupe, Delmar and 
Lee, Riding Davenports. 

Billy Hart and Charlie Cunard, both 
clowns, who were formerly with the 
Wallace show, have been engaged for 
the new circus at the New York Hippo- 
drome. Bill Lorette, the clown, who 
replaced Marceline at the Hip, will be 
retained to go into the new show. 
Forty clowns are to take care of the 

Power's Elephants have been spe- 
cially engaged for the circus program. 

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Tw< r.n<! one-half year old champion of 
Vneiu.i and Austria-Hungary. 

Direction. MRS. FRANK BOHM. 

Vitagraph Another Year. 

The Vitagraph will stay at least an- 
other year at the old Criterion (now 

If you don't adrartiM ta VARIETY, 
doa't adrartlaa. 


St. Louis, Jan. 14. 
Lola Merrill and Frank Otto, pro- 
gramed to appear "No. 2" on the Co- 
lumbia program Monday, refused to 
open unless given a later position. 
The act left the bill, replaced by Kauf- 
man and Lillie. A wire to this city to- 
day says Merrill and Otto have also 
been canceled for their engagements 
at the Orpheums, Memphis and New 
Orleans, for the next two weeks. 

Clayton White & Co. in "Cherie" 
will take the vacant place on the Mem- 
phis Orpheum program next week. 

Charles and Fanny Van left the 
Palace program Monday night. Mar- 
shall Montgomery, also appearing at 
Hammerstein's, replaced them. The 
two theatres are in Times square. 

McWatters and Tyson quit after 
their second number at Hammerstein's 
Monday matinee. Arthur McWatters 
announced his partner, Grace Tyson, 
could not proceed, owing to an injury 
received that morning. Miss Tyson had 
slipped on the steps of her home, frac- 
turing a rib. The team at first decided 
to cancel, but Miss Tyson said she 
would try to go through the act. The 
pain became too intense, however, and 
after leaving the stage a second time, 
she had to be carried to her dressing 
room. The three Keatons filled in. 

Claudius and Scarlet did not open at 
Hammerstein's Monday. The bill was 
closed up without a substitute. 

At the Colonial Monday afternoon, 
the Glorias, dancers, who were placed 
to start the performance, left the thea- 
tre about 1.30, returning at 2.45. They 
informed the stage manager when re* 
proved for tardiness they had been in- 
structed by their agent they did not 
have to report until the latter time. 
Being foreigners they got away with it, 
but opened the bill at night. John and 
Mae Burke opened the matinee. The 
Burkes were substituting for Raymond 
and Bain, who walked out rather than 
to take that position. Gus Edwards 
in his "Song Revue" had trouble with 
his voice, but appeared. 

The Glorias left the Colonial bill 
Tuesday, refusing to remain in the 
opening spot. 

At the Bushwick the Cameron Sis- 
ters left the program, with Josie 
O'Meers going in. 

Mr. and Mrs. Carter De Haven have 
cancelled the next two weeks at the 
Keith theatres, Toledo and Cleveland, 
through illness. 

'The Sacrifice" with Madeline Blan- 
chard, billed to headline Hammerstein's 
this week, was canceled after shown at 
Hammerstein's Lexington Avenue 
Opera House last week. Cause given 
as too warlike in tone and against the 
neutrality request of President Wil- 
son's. Miss Blanchard threatened suit. 
The Long Tack Sam Company was 
held over to fill out the bill. The 
Hammcrstein management held the 
Blanchard sketch over at the opera 
house this week tV) "square" it. 

Cincinnati, Jan. 15. 
Sylvia Loyal, at Keith's, fell from a 
ladder during her performance Mon- 
day matinee, breaking her right arm. 
She will require a couple of weeks to 




Through the efforts of Frank Fogarty, Julian Eltinge has taken out a life member- 
ship in the White Rats. 

Within the last few weeks the following life members have been enrolled:"' Harry 
Rabe, Frank Stafford, Edw. Corelli, Jas. J. Corbett, J. J. Hughes, Will Rogers, Tim 
McMahon, Eddie Foyer. 

The above together with the list below shows that our life membership is growing 
and it is the earnest desire of the Big Chief that everyone who can afford it should 
take out a life membership. Who will be the next? 

Corse Payton, Frank Fogarty, Bobby Gaylor, Ed. Keough, A. A. Ford, Harry 
Kelly, Fred Niblo, Frank Fay, Thos. P. Russell, Thos. Welch, Alf Grant, Rohelia 
inza, Chas. H. Farrell, Frank North, Harry Coleman, W. W. Waters, Junie McCree, 
Happy Jack Gardner, Lon Hascall, Jas. F. Dolan, Colie Lorella, Edward Clark, Dr. 
Carl Herman, Chauncey D. Herbert, Fred A. Stone, Hal Groves, Jules W. Lee, Dave 
Montgomery, Will J. Cooke, Frank Evans, Samuel J. Curtis, Geo. W. Monroe, Geo. 
LeMaire, Thos. J. Ryan, Edward Garvie, Edward Castano, Robert L. Dailey, Gordon 
H. Eldrid, Bert Levy, Eddie Ross, Ernest Kluting, Robert J. Higgins, Cecil Emmett, 
C. E. Willard, Walter San ford, Tom Smith, Jos. P. Mack, Greg Patti, Harland Dixon, 
Sam Morton, Bert LaMont, Will H. Cohan, Dick Lynch, Johnny Jess, Ralph Lohse, 
Pat Rooney, Henry Bergman, Leon Emmett, Burt Green, John Lancaster, Tom Nawn, 
Dick Hume, Gerald Griffin, Patsy Doyle, Jack Conway, J. P. Griffith, Geo. E. Delmore, 
Chas. McPhee, Al Jolson, Chas. J. King, Tom Lewis, Tom McNaughton, Jack Nolan, 
Ben Black. 

The following women are also life members: Dorothy Yaughan, Lillian McNeill, 
Alice Lloyd, Gladys Arnold, Marie A. Russell, Grace LaRue, Cora Youngblood Corson. 

Through the efforts of Miss LaRue and Mr. MacBarnes, Frank Keenan made appli- 
cation for life membership in the Rats several weeks ago. 


Chicago, Jan. 13. 

The Six Russian Hussars all girls, 
while riding in J. C. Matthews' automo- 
bile were all injured when the machine 
was struck by a street car. 

Clara Aldridge was seriously injured 
internally and was rushed to a nearby 
hospital. The auto was a complete 
wreck. The girls were on their way 
to play a club engagement. 


Chicago, Jan. 13. 
Sylvester Schaffer failed to draw at 
the Palace this week, although the 
house advertising was increased for his' 
engagement. It is his second consecu- 
tive week here, playing Majestic last 

Fuller- Br en nan's Representative. 
San Francisco, Jan. 13. 
The Ventura from Australia Jan. 9 
brought Roy D. Murphy, the newly ap- 
pointed Fuller-Brennan American rep- 

Mr. Murphy will go to Chicago, 
where he will book acts for the Aus- 
tralian circuit. 


"Repeal the Massachusetts Debtors' 
Law," is the cry of the legitimate and 
vaudeville profession right now. Con- 
certed efforts on the part of the White 
Rats* Actors' Union, Actors' Equity 
Association and the United Managers' 
Protective Association will be made 
toward bringing about a repeal of the 
Massachusetts law which permits a 
debtor to be jailed. 

While the theatrical unions of 
Massachusetts will directly carry an 
appeal to the State Legislature, now in 
session, the main body of the White 
Rats in New York, the Actors' Equity 
Association and the U. M. P. Asso- 
ciation will send representations to the 
legislature in the hope of persuading 
the Massachusetts law makers to set 
aside the law. 

Will J. Cooke said the Rats had 
placed the matter in the hands of their 
attorneys, O'Brien, Malevinsky & 
Driscoll, and that something definite 
would develop within the near future. 

Lignon Johnson, attorney for the 
Managers' Protective Association, 
says the managers will do everything 
within their power toward having the 
law repealed and that they have noti- 
fied both the Rats and the Equity 
members the Association will lend its 
influence in the matter. 

Howard Kyle, an official of the 
Equity Association, stated the Asso- 
ciation would lend its heartiest co- 
operation with the other societies in 
the repeal movement. 

Of late many prominent players 
have run amuck of the Bay State 
debtors' law and in each case the ar- 
rests have greatly inconvenienced and 
embarrassed the persons involved. 

Aid is also expected to materialize 
from the burlesque end of the amuse- 
ment field. 


Chicago, Jan. 13. 
The Affiliated Booking Co. will sup- 
ply the Empress, Fort Wayne, with a 

vaudeville show of five acts, playing 
split weeks commencing Jan. 24. The 
house was formerly booked through 
the Loew agency, New York. 

New London Representative. 
M. S. Bentham, lately connected with 
Will Collins, the London agent, with 
whom he had a booking arrangement, 
has appointed Monte Leveaux to repre- 
sent him in London, through the Wol- 
heim agency. 

W. V. M. A. Regular Meeting. 

Chicago, Jan. 13. 

The Western Vaudeville Managers' 
Association will resume its regular 
routing meetings next week. These 
meetings were discontinued more than 
a month ago because of the congested 
conditions of the Association's books. 


The Regular Meeting of the 

Lodge of the White Rats Actors' 


will be held 

Tuesday, January 19tn, 

at Eleven-thirty P. M. sharp, in 

the White Rats Building, 227 West 

46th Street, New York City. 

Willard Lee Hall Wanted. 

Will Willard Hall please com- 
municate with the White Rats on * 
matter of importance? 


Newark, Jan. 13. 

There is reported a pooling arrange- 
ment or understanding between the 
Loew Circuit and F. F. Proctor in this 
city. Loew opened the Majestic Mon- 
day. Proctor has a pop vaudeville 
house here. Both managements are 
jointly interested also in the Greeley 
Square (Loew's) theatre, New York, 
according to rumor. 

The local affiliation leaves Frank A. 
Keeney's pop vaudeville theatre alone 
to battle the others. 

Elizabeth, N. J., Jan. 13. 
The announcement a week ago F. F. 
Proctor and Hurtig & Seamon's theat- 
rical interests had pooled in this city 
apparently does not cover the situation. 
Monday the city tax board received 
from Proctor a request that the valua- 
tion assessments on the Hippodrome 
be lowered. Since the opening of the 
Hip last year it has been conducted 
by the Hurtig & Seamon interests. 
Only last week they announced an 
"understanding" with the F. F. Proc- 
tor Theatrical Enterprises, but de- 
clared they retained their interests in 
the Elizabeth playhouse. 

Schenectady, N. Y., Jan. 13. 
Beginning this week the Proctor's 
show changes from 8 to 6 acts with 
Paramount feature pictures shown 
daily, changing twice weekly. 


Atlanta, Jan. 13. 
O. Raymus, a hypnotist and magi- 
cian, has been released from the Fed- 
eral Prison, and has resumed playing 
small time vaudeville. 


Los Angeles, Jan. 13. 
Suit for $50,000 damages on an al- 
leged breach of promise has been 
brought by Marguerite Coffey, 19, a 
local society girl, against A. G. Gard- 
ner, a wealthy dealer in musical in- 
struments, church organist and well 
known theatrically. Miss Coffey al- 
leges to have a written agreement in 
which Gardner promised to wed her. 


Chicago, Jan. 13. 
"The Night Clerks," a tabloid pro- 
duction by Will Hough and Wm. 
Friedlander, has been routed over the 
Western Vaudeville Managers' Asso- 
ciation circuits at what is considered 
the highest salary ever paid a similar 
production in this section. The show 
carries 18 people. It was booked for 
1900 and all railroad fares. The aver- 
age salary for a tab around Chicago is 
$700 with or without fares. 


Who is appearing successfully at Hsmmerstein's, New York, This Week (Jan. 11). 


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Thursday, January 21st, 

at twelve o'clock noon sharp. 

Room 205, 227 West 46th St., 

New York. 

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Chairman, General Committee. 



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Vol. XXXVII. NoT 7 

Blanche Yurka has left "Secret 

Strings." __ 

Joe Schenck was expected to return 
to New York yesterday. 

Leon Kalmer is with the U. B. O. 
offices in Boston. 

Johnny O'Connor is now in charge 
of Variety;' s Chicago office. 

The Francais, Montreal, formerly a 
vaudeville house, is now playing stock. 

George H. Summers is on the sick 

Carrie LaMont, in Detroit for a year 
with a broken leg, reached New York 
Monday. She will return to the stage. 

Willie Edlesten has secured the Eng- 
lish rights for James Horan's act, 
"Isaac Utella." 

Josephine Park has replaced Eliza- 
beth Nelson in the Chicago company 
of "A Pair of Sixes." 

John J. Murdock left New York 
Monday for a week's trip over the 
Kieth Circuit. 

Edwin Wallace Dunn, of the Cohan 
& Harris forces, is recovering from an 
attack of stomach trouble. 

W. P. Gallagher, of the Actors' 
Equity Association, is laid up with an 
attack of la grippe. 

Virginia Milliman will leave the cast 
of "Within the Law" in Cincinnati Sat- 

Elizabeth Valentine opened w'ith the 
Little Theatre company in Philadelphia 
this week. 

Lela Lee will play leads for several 
weeks with the Ira Hards stock com- 
pany in Mount Vernon. 

"The Dingbat Family" is going out 
again. Jesse Weil is getting a com- 
pany together to open Feb. 8. 

James W. Castle, formerly of the 
theatrical firm of Castle & Baker, has 
joined the Edison Company as comedy 

A member of the Schwartz Brothers 
(French) "Broken Mirror" company 
has been injured and is at present a 
prisoner of war in Berlin. 

The Walter Green finally convicted 
in Boston last week of swindling is not 
the New York vaudeville man by that 

Sam Wilson, of the Leo Feist pro- 
fessional department, is managing 
Young Wolf, the Cleveland light- 

Charles F. Posty, late musical direc- 
tor for Anna Held's daughter, is direc- 
tor for the David Starr production, 
"The Singer." 

A theatre n Baltimore owned by C. 
E. Whitehurst will open Jan. 23, play- 
ing pop vaudeville. The name of the 
house has not yet been decided upon. 

Florence Rockwell has been engaged 
by Joseph Weber for "The Fallen 
Idol," supposed to open somewhere in 
New York Jan. 25. 

Mme. Schumann-Heink is seriously 
ill at her Chicago home with bronchial 
pneumonia and the remaining dates oi 
her concert tour have been cancelled. 

Sophie Berman has replaced Marvin 
Wilt in the Roland Wets office, and is 
now booking the West acts, also acting 
as secretary to Mr. West. 

Louise Hudson Collier is not leaving 
"Polygamy." When the report spread 
she had handed in her notice there was 
a rush of applicants for the place. 

Joe Goodman in the United Booking 
Offices is now booking the Colonial, 
Erie, Pa., as well as the Hudson, Union 
Hill, N. J. 

The Columbia, Frankfort, Ky., re- 
opened last week, under new manage- 
ment, pop, with vaudeville on a split 

Howard Hall has turned down an of- 
fer to travel with "Damaged Goods," 
as he has a new play which George 
H. Brennan has announced for produc- 
tion under his direction. 

New York legitimate bookers have 
lost two more theatres. Fire *wiped 
out a whole block in Charlottesville, 
Va. Fire also destroyed the Elder 
opera house, Clarksville, Tenn. 

Fred Ward is in Saranac, N. Y., and 
ordered by his physician to remain in 
bed for five weeks, when it is expected 
he will have recovered from his recent 

Jane Wheatley is now playing the 
role of the widow in "On Trial" at the 
Candler. Helen Lackaye has joined 
the Chicago company of the same 

Four Loew blanket-contract acts 
start tours of 40 weeks each next week, 
booked through the Allen-Epstin 
agency. They are Fay and Mann, Mar- 
garet Farrell, Madge Maitland and Frey 

The fight between Manager W. 
Scott Mattraw, of the City opera 
house, Watertown, N. Y., and the stage 
employes' union will probably be set- 
tled this week with concessions on 
both sides. 

Lew Shank, ex-mayor of Indiana- 
polis, has been sent ahead to take the 
headline spot in the Loew western 
road show through the death of Mar- 
shall P. Wilder. Mr. Shank will join 
the company at Butte this Saturday. 

Samuel J. Ryan, formerly of Ryan 
and Lewis, who has been playing in 
the Lillian Russell picture, "Wildfire," 
is quite ill with pleuro-pneumonia in 
the North Hudson Hospital, Union 
Hill, N. J. 

Walter Hast is sending Lenox Pawle, 
the English actor, and company to 
open at the Plymouth, Boston, in a 
revival of the Dickens play, "David 
Copperfield." The show is slated to 
open the first week in February. 

Oscar Hammerstein married Mrs. 
Emma Swift in Jersey City last week. 
The groom is 64, bride 32. They had 
been acquainted with each other for 
some time. It is Oscar's third matri- 
monial venture. 

Harry Van Cleif of "In Old New 
York" was arrested last week in Man- 
chester, N. H. A policeman objected 
to being addressed as "Officer 666." 
The actor was discharged from custody 
when he explained that he had meant 
no impertinence. 

The Actors' Fund is making an ap- 
peal to professionals on the road to 
buy a ticket to the Fund's benefit at 
the Century opera house, New York, 
Jan. 29, agreeing to deliver the ticket 
to any friend whom the purchaser may 

Eddie (Doc) Bowers has left "High 
Jinks" and proposes to stage a new 
Broadway production. Elizabeth Wood 
of the same organisation resigned in 
Cincinnati last week and has been re- 
placed by Celia Hoffman of the "No. 
2" company. 

Billy Hart has placed a claim with 
the Illinois Central road for $1,500, al- 
leging that to be the value of his 
trained rooster and "talking hen." 
The birds died in the baggage car 
while traveling. Mr. Hart says the 
crate containing his pets' must have 
been placed against the steam pipes. 

Susi Wilkie, Sallie Daly, Julius 
Shebe, Leona Williams and William 
Parkman, of "Hanky Panky," while 
walking across the ice on the Mississip- 
pi, near Davenport, la., after the show 
Jan. 9, broke through. All were saved 
with much difficulty but without more 
damage than the icy sousing cave them. 

Ray Hodgdon, of the United Rook- 
ing Offices, returned to li is duties Mon- 
day after a long siege of illness, but 
was compelled to leave before the day 
ended. Tuesday he was successfully 
operated on, and it is expected that 
after another week will he able to be 
at the office permanently. 

One of the boys on the Palace, New 
York, house staff lost his mother un- 
der sad circumstances late last week. 
Elmer Rogers, manager of the Palace, 
started a subscription list among the 
74 employes of the theatre. Eighty 
dollars was collected within 20 min- 

Lil Hawthorne, the American singer, 
returned from England last week. 
Miss Hawthorne had six months' con- 
tracts on the continent booked, which 
didn't materialize owing to the war. 
Before leaving London Miss Haw- 
thorne made various trips to the dif- 
ferent hospitals, singing for the 
wounded soldiers. 

Advices have reached New York 
from England announcing the engage- 
ment of Helen Charles and Jesse 
Jacobson. Miss Charles, before her 
divorce of about two years' ago, was 
Mrs. Harry Burns, wife of the English 
agent. Mr. Jacobson was of Hedges 
Bros, and Jacobson. The act dissolved 
about six weeks ago. 

"Shorty" Edwards, a lilliputian, once 
with "The Yellow Kid" company and 
more recently in vaudeville, was ar- 
rested by "Shorty" Shaw, a six-foot- 
four-inch policeman of Pittsburgh, on 
the charge of performing in the open. 
The two made a unique couple in po- 
lice court. Edwards was discharged 
when he promised never to be "funny" 
on the streets again. 

John Zanft, of the Fox vaudeville 
circuit, will end his duties as manager 
of the Academy of Music Saturday. 
Mr. Zanft is going into the film depart- 
ment of the Fox enterprises. This firm 
is figuring on building two studios with 
the object of doing their own produc- 
ing, one to be in New York and the 
other in California. Mr. Zanft is plan- 
ning to take charge of one of these. 

The Aborns, Milton and Sargent, 
have returned to New York, but will 
not announce any of their theatrical 
plans for a few days. They have not 
decided to put out any traveling out- 
fits just at present. The Aborns will 
retain their business offices in the Cen- 
tury theatre, although plans regarding 
that house's future will have to come 
from the board of directors controll- 
ing it. 

For the benefit of only a dozen per- 
sons, the Carnegie Institute of Tech- 
nology at Pittsburgh gave a complete 
performance of "Iphigenia" last week. 
It was a big undertaking and the sole 
purpose was to get the opinion on the 
production of Margaret Anglin, who 
with her company were the guests. 
It is the plan of Professor Stevens, 
head of the drama department, to get 
expert- opinions from leading stars. 

Dr. Amey of the Oregon apartment 
at 7th avenue and 54th street is at- 
taining the same standing among the 
New York theatrical folk as a sur- 
geon that Dr. Max Thorox has estab- 
lished for himself in Chicago. Dr. 
Amey successfully operated upon two 
most difficult cases of acute appendicitis 
recently. One was Mrs. Jimmy Hus- 
sey. Hilly Gray (Silver and Gray) also 
had his appendix removed this week. 




Author's Representative Asks Court to Determine Question. 
Action Started Against Selwyn & Co. to Recover $300 Addi- 
tional Royalty on Run of "Under Cover" in New York 
and Boston. Important Point for Authors, Pro- 
ducing Managers and Players. 

There is an action pending in the 
Third District Municipal Court of New 
York, on the outcome of which will 
depend the passing of many dollars 
annually in the theatrical business. 
The action is more or less In the na- 
ture of a test case. Its object is to 
compel theatrical managers to include 
the premiums received from the sale 
of seats through the hotel agencies, in 
their statements of gross receipts of 
attractions in order that authors may 
share in this additonal revenue over 
the face value of the tickets. 

The action has been instituted by 
John W. Rumsey on a claim assigned 
to him by Roi Cooper Megrue, author 
of "Under Cover." Selwyn & Co., the 
producers, are the defendants. The 
suit is to recover in the neighborhood 
of 1300, additional royalties on the en- 
gagement of "Under Cover" now at 
the Cort theatre, New York. The 
amount of damages is based on the en- 
gagement of that play there and at the 
Plymouth theatre, Boston, last season. 

If the decision is favorable to the 
author's representative it will open the 
way for hundreds of suits against pro- 
ducers and managers by authors who 
will seek to recover royalty share of 
hotel or speculators' premiums on 
plays for more than a decade past. 

It was stated unofficially that when 
the possibility of this action first ap- 
peared Mr. Rumsey was approached by 
a member of the Managers' Associa- 
tion and an effort was made to settle 
the case without publicity, the man- 
agers fearing an avalanche of damage 
suits, following a decision unfavorable 
to them. 

Messrs. O'Brien. Malevinsky & 
Driscoll, representing Mr. Rumsey, 
have received a reply from the Selwyn 
& Co., attorneys, in which the man- 
agers contend the author is only en- 
titled to royalty on tickets sold at their 
face value. 

There have been attractions playing 
in New York, notably musical comedy 
successes, where the premiums have 
exceeded $2,000 on a single week. On 
occasions the producing manager 
(show) has not shared on this extra 
money, the house management retain- 
ing all of the extras received. Often 
in the present day the producing man- 
ager has an understanding with the 
house management before contracting, 
for an engagement, whereby he re- 
ceives his share of any premiums. 

The contention the managers have 
that the author is not entitled to more 
than the face value would seem to 
work out very well, only for the fact 
that when seats are sold at reduced or 

cut rates the author has to stand for 
corresponding royalty, that being gen- 
erally figured on the box office state- 

There are quite a number of 
stars having contracts with their man- 
agers for fixed salary and a percentage 
of the gross receipts that a favorable 
decision for the author's side in this 
action would interest. 

The action may come up for trial 
during the month. 


The disagreement in the prosecution 
of Edith St. Clair for perjury may be 
followed by indictments that will in- 
terest show people, according to the 

theatrical lawyers who have followed 
the case. 

Miss St. Clair was indicted for per- 
jury, in connection with her action 
for damages against A. L. Krlanger, 
in which she recovered a verdict of 
$22,500. Miss St. Clair afterward made 
an affidavit she had falsely testified at 
the damage trial, and later swore her 
first affidavit was a false one. 

Slade & Slade who are the attorneys 
for S. Z. Poli, the New England vau- 
deville small time manager, defended 
Miss St. Clair. During the Wednesday 
night session of the court, when the 
jury was locked up, several exciting 
episodes and exchanges of messages 
are said to have taken place between 
Judge Vernon M. Davis, who presided 
at the criminal trial, and Benjamin 
Slade. None of these was reported by 
the dailies. 

The trial lasted 30 days. Many show 
folk were called, including Pat Casey, 
B. A. Myers, Abe Thalheimer and 
Edw. F. Kealey. 


Hale Hamilton is to have a play pro- 
duced by A. H. Woods. It is "Good 
Night. Nurse," a three-act farce by 
Ethel Watts Mumford. The piece will 
he in readiness in about four weeks, 
and will open at Atlantic City. 


Lou-Tellegen, whose contract with 
H. H. Frazee is for the run of "Secret 
Strings," will go over to the Shubert 
management when the Frazee play 
closes thik Saturday. A notice was 
posted at the Longacre theatre tnis 
week to protect the management of 
the play in case they decided to then 

The play in which the French actor 
will appear in under the Shuberts is 
entitled "The Irresistible Man," and it 
will be staged by J. Harry Benrimo. 


If the two Syndicates are agreeable, 

and nothing else arises to disturb the 

future outlook, Oscar Hammerstein's 

Lexington avenue opera house may be 
a "II show" stand on the legitimate 
circuit next season. 

The success of the Standard this sea- 
son with combinations has set the 
Hammerstein group thinking about that 
policy for the future. It would be the 
only combination house on the East 
Side, south of the Harlem River. 

Meanwhile there are still negotia- 
tions going on that, if consummated, 
may affect the present pop vaudeville 
policy of the Lexington avenue place. 


Chicago, Jan. 14. 
The advance sale for the engagement 
of De Wolf Hopper with the Gilbert- 
Sullivan opera company next week at 
the Auditorium had reached $22,500 by 
noon today. 


Philadelphia, Jan. 13. 

The Lyric is dark this week through 
the illness of Emma Trentini. The 
singer collapsed last Saturday after- 
noon at the end of the second act of 
"The Peasant Girl." Louise Yorke 
sang Trentini's role for the balance of 
the show. 

While Trentini's condition is not re- 
garded as serious she is suffering from 
general weakness and complete rest 
has been recommended. 


Rochester, N. Y., Jan. 14. 

The financial embarrassment of the 

Genesee Film Co. and the consequent 

discontinuance of their business has 

resulted unhappily for the Mimi Agug- 

lia Company, to whose members the 

film concern is alleged to owe $1,800 
in back salaries. 

As the Genesee Film Co. has not 
yet been in business six months, no 
bankruptcy proceedings could be 
taken. The coming appearance of 
Mme. Aguglia at the Lyceum Monday 
will be in the nature of a benefit per- 
formance for herself and her com- 

The film concern owns many elabor- 
ate stage properties and is said to be 
splendidly equipped. 


In the company playing "Lady Lux- 
ury" when it opens at the De Kalb, 
Hrooklyn, Jan. 25 (after leaving the 
Comedy, New York, Jan. 23), Jos. Her- 
bert will be in the Harry Connor role, 
and Florence Webber in the part now 
taken by Ina Claire. (Miss Webber is 
from the west, where she played the 
title role in "Naughty Marietta.") 
Donald MacDonald will replace Allan 

On the road Charles H. Wucrz will 
act as manager, representing Freddie 
McKay, and Robert Goodman will be 
in advance. 

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The Klaw & Erlanger office was 
said to have delivered statements cov- 
ering their booking affiliation with the 
Shuberts, to the newspapers this week, 
although the announcements as print- 
ed read as though collected by the 
dailies' news gatherers. In the Shu- 
bert office some surprise was expressed 
when this was mentioned, indicating 
the announcements as given out were 
not first submitted to the Shuberts for 
their approval 

It was gaining the Shuberts' ap- 
proval to the final agreement that de- 
layed the signing of it. K. & E. are 
said to have virtually agreed to an 
agreement drawn by the Shuberts' at- 
torney, and then the Shuberts still 
found holes in it. 

The affiliation commences next sea- 
son. It will split the country into two 
grades of legitimate shows booked by 
the Klaw & Erlanger Exchange, of 
which A. L. Erlanger, Marc Klaw, Lee 
and J. J. Shubert are to be the officers. 
The two classes will be $2 and $1 
houses. There will be about 44 of the 
former, and 32 of the latter. One man- 
ager stated that the dollar houses 
would average around 1,600 capacity, 
and could hold $10,000 a week, gross 
capacity. As far as he was concerned, 
and it was an important producing 
manager speaking, he would prefer the 
dollar circuit. 

The plan of working is said to be 
K. & E. booking the $2 shows and the 
Shuberts booking the one dollar at- 
tractions. Whether they will do so 
from a general booking office or in 
their present quarters doesn't appear 
to have been determined. New York 
is not included in the booking settle- 
ment. Chicago, Philadelphia, St. Louis 
and Boston are also out, through hav- 
ing been settled upon previously by the 

It appears to be acknowledged Con- 
gressman Jos. L. Rhinock, acting for 
himself and George B. Cox of Cincin- 
nati, is responsible for the booking 
merger. No denial has been heard of 
the many reports of the Shuberts hav- 
ing had a bad season thus far. They 
operate many theatres and companies, 
whereas K. & E. have been behind but 
few this season. Mr. Cox, who is said 
to have over $1,000,000 invested in 
Shubert enterprises, is reported to have 
refused further advances. This left it 
to the Shuberts to carry, and it is also 
said they were not adverse to Messrs. 
Cox and Rhinock's suggestions. 

Behind it all the actors believe the 
scheme comprehends, and with as 
much prominence as the "booking," 
that they will suffer through an under- 
standing being reached among produc- 
ing managers on salaries. The play- 
ers who formed the Actors' Equity As- 
sociation evidently foresaw this mana- 
gerial move when organizing their so- 

Outside producing managers are 
said to be figuring on how to protect 
themselves, and there may be an "in- 
side combination" arranged before 

The status of the Stair & Havlin 
circuit does not appear. S. & H. 
play $1 shows, but have not been 
"taken care of" to date. 





Anticipated "Good Times" After Holidays Disappointed, 

Though Auto Show Helped Metropolis. Business 

Slightly Better Following New Year's. 

Couple of New Drawing Hits in List 

of Current Attractions. 

The anticipated "good times" for the 
theatres after the holidays did not 
arrive. Conditions theatrically slightly 
bettered, however, and were held up 
in New York last week through the 
Auto Show. 

The best indication of an improve- 
ment in general conditions came from 
the small time vaudeville houses, im- 
mediately after New Year week. 
These in most cases reported a better 
business than expected, and exceed- 
ing the patronage at these theatres in 
the same week of 1914. The box of- 
fices in New York did their usual over 
the holidays, the rush commencing 
with Christmas night. Since Variety* 
last printed its estimate of box office 
takings several plays have come and 
gone in the Metropolis. Of those cur- 
rent the reports are: 

"A Mix Up" (Marie Dressier) (29th 
St.) (3d Week.) Rough farce, doing 
something through notices and star's 
reputation for that kind of entertain- 
ment. About $6,000 last week, quite 
good for the house. 

"A Pair of Silk Stockings" (Little) 
(13th Week). Gaining somewhat, 
through matinees playing to sell outs. 
Between $4,000 and $4,500 last week. 
"Children of the Earth" (Booth) 
(1st Week). Opened Tuesday night. 
Majority of notices Wednesday against 
the show. 

"Chin -Chin" (Montgomery and 
Stone) (Globe) (16th Week). Capacity 
continues. House record New Year's 
week. $18,000 last week, with prem- 

"Daddy Long Legs" (Gaiety) (16th 
Week). Well liked piece, going along 
nicely. About $9,000 last week. 

"Dancing Around" (Al Jolson) (Win- 
ter Garden) (14th Week). Took sud- 
den spurt middle last month, held up 
over holidays but dropped off last 
week. Going on road shortly. Got 
around $17,000 (inclusive of Sunday 
show) last week. 

"Experience" (Casino) (12th Week). 
Moved to Casino Monday, from Booth. 
Did around $5,000 at latter house. 
Nothing left undone to push business 
at Booth. Show playing to $1 bal- 
cony at Casino. 

"Hello Broadway" /Geo. M. Cohan 
and William Collier) (Astor) (4th 
Week). A Cohan revue and a regular 
hit without a big song success ("Erie 
Canal" only seller, and that lightly). 
Doing capacity, between $16,000 and 
$17,000; $19,000 New Year's week 
One of the three successful re- 
vue productions now in New York, 
each of a different type and all selling 
out for every performance. The first 

is Montgomery and Stone's "Chin- 
Chin," a "star show," (with Fred 
Stone the big draw and card), "Watch 
Your Step," a "song show" that has a 
comedy attachment (also the Castles), 
and the Cohan revue, which, although 
carrying a couple of star names at its 
head is essentially a "laughing show." 
These three types are popularly sup- 
posed to cover this field of amuse- 
ment. Other revues will have to go 
the limit to edge in on their business. 
"It Pays to Advertise" (Cohan) 
(19th week). Has grown stronger in 
favor as run advanced. Did a sell-out 
through December, and got $11,000 
last week. Did $14,000 New Year's 

"Kick In" (Republic) (14th Week). 
Show shoved into hit division by hard 
application. Did $6,600 last week, pot 
$9,000 New Year's week. Drawing 
easily from element liking this style of 

"Lady Luxury" (Ina Claire) .(Com- 
edy) (4th Week). Moved from Casino 
Monday. About $5,000 last week. 
Freddie McKay now in charge, and re- 
trenchment expected to follow his ad- 
vent into management. Show must 
have held possibilities to attract Mr. 
McKay's attention. 

"Life" (Manhattan) (13th Week). 
Between $12,000 and $13,000, consid- 
ered very big at this time of run. 
Show somehow drawing downstairs 
and not above, making large difference 
in gross receipts. 

"Maternity" (Richard Bennett) 
(Princess) (2d Week). Book reads bet- 
ter than stage play. Subject matter 
unattractive in dialog. Not much hope 
held out, nor has business suggested 
run since opening. Announced for 
two weeks only. Closing this week. 

"Outcast" (Elsie Ferguson) (Ly- 
ceum) (11th Week). Doing well 
enough. $6,500 last week. 

"On Trial" (Candler) (22d Week). 
Around $10,000 last night. 

"Poor Little Thing" (Bandbo^ 
(4th Week). Small house but not 
glowing reports. New piece shortly 
to go on. Opened with present show. 

"Polygamy" (Park) (7th Week). 
Moved to the Columbus Circle theatre 
from Playhouse. Doing little up there, 
perhaps $2,500 last week. Another 
play of no general appeal. 

"Rosemary" (John Drew) (Empire) 
(Revival). Opened Tuesday night. 
Ethel Barrymore in "The Shadow" 
(new) follows in Jan. 25. 

"Secret Strings" (Lou-Tellegen) 
(Longacre) (3d Week). Star favor- 
ably noticed but play not drawing. 
One of many pieces tried out at Long- 
acre this season without a big suc- 
cess developing. "Secret Strings" 

successor being sought; may have got- 
ten $3,000 last week. Meanwhile Lou- 
Tellegen's play will leave Saturday 
and the Bosworth feature film, "The 
Hypocrites," opens at the Longacre 
next week. "The Hypocrites" has a 
sensational feature. All the principal 
city authorities will have seen the pic- 
ture before publicly shown. 

"Song of Songs" (Eltinge) (4th 
Week). A. H. Woods seems to have 
found another "Law" hit in this one. 
Dailies panned, but didn't hurt. Many 
seeing show second time. Did $8,500 
last week, with $9,600 New Year's 
week, a difference of but $1,100, for ex- 
tra matinee of holiday and two big 
show nights that week. Charles Froh- 
man likely knew he had something 
when producing this piece out of town, 
but the notices in the wilds may have 
frightened him, and Frohman had 
badly casted the piece from reports. 
Woods toned it down in dialog, re- 
casted and put it on cold in New York. 
Through the difficulty of casting, it is 
unlikely there will be an early "No. 
2" of the "Song" show. 

"Sinners" (Playhouse) (2d Week). 
Remarkable publicity secured for this 
show has brought largest advance sale 
Playhouse ever had. Business started 
lightly. Leander Richardson, for Wil- 
liam A. Brady, had performance given 
at Sing Sing, with a prize offered con- 
victs for best criticisms. Monday 
morning the dailies gave a display head 
to the prize winners. May "make" the 

"To-night's the Night" (Shubert) 
(4th Week). A hit, on the wrong 
street. Did $17,000 New Year's week; 
$12,000 last week. All English com- 
pany and play. Everybody likes it. 
Should have been at Casino. English 
end of management reported to have 
selected the Shubert in preference, 
although report also says the Shuberts 
wanted it at this house to make a 
showing for the theatre. 

"The Debutante" (Hazel Dawn) 
(Knickerbocker) (6th Week). Never 
had a chance even with Victor Herbert 
music. Did about $6,500 last week, 
around one-third capacity. Generally 
commented as an instance when a pos- 
sible star was plucked before ripe. 
Leaves this Saturday. Marie Cahill 
piece ("Ninety in the Shade") Jan. 25, 
for run if a hit, otherwise new Klaw & 
Erlanger revue ("Fads and Fancies") 
probably going in house shortly after 
Feb. 15. 

"The Hawk M (Wm. Faversham) 
(Elliott) (15th Week). Away off for 
a Faversham piece that had excellent 
start at another theatre. About $3,- 
500 last week. Going out Jan. 23. 

"The Law of the Land" (48th St.) 
(16th Week). Held out a long while. 
Around $4,000 last week. Due to move 
pretty soon. Scarcity of new plays is 
responsible for continued run of this 
show as some others in town. 

"The Lilac Domino" (44th St.) (12th 
Week). Can't get started. "Side street 
house" may tell story. All theatres on 
side streets west of Broadway between 
44th and 48th street need extraordi- 
nary draw to pull big business. 
"Domino" got around $5,500 last week. 
"The Lie" (Margaret mingion^ 
(Harris) (4th Week). Good reports, 
especially for Miss Illington. Consen- 

sus of opinion seems to have warrant- 
ed a more desirable house. Between 
$4,500 and $5,000 last week. 

"The Only Girl" (Lyric) (11th 
Week). Started with a jump after 
moving to Lyric, and held up for while 
but lately slumped somewhat. Be- 
tween $8,000 and $9,000 now. Did $7,- 
600 last week. Extra advertising this 

"The Phantom Rival" (Belasco) 
(15th Week). Leaves Jan. 23 for road 
to make way for Frances Starr's new ^ 
piece, opening Jan. 26. "Rival" doing 
between $4,800 and $5,200. 

"The Show Shop" (Douglas Fair- 
banks) (Hudson) (3d Week). Excel- 
lent notices and may grow stronger as 
comedy becomes better known; $8,100 
reported last week. 

"The Silent Voice" (Otis Skinner) 
(Liberty) (3d Week). Show heard 
more of when out of town. Quiet 
since reaching New York. Mr. Skin- 
ner probably doing the most for the 
box office. Nearly $6,000 last week. 
Got $7,500 New Year's week. 

"Twin Beds" (Fulton) (22d Week). 
Management has no complaint. Long 
run and still drawing around $6,000. 

"Under Cover" (Cort) (21st Week). 
Around $7,500. Attendance fluctuating. 
One week looks as though piece would 
have to move and the next as though 
it would run out the season. 

"Watch Your Step" (Amsterdam) 
(6th Week). Has all the records of 
the house. Getting over $22,000 every 
week, more with commissions. Did 
over $27,000, total, New Year's week. 
Irving Berlin's music big factor in suc- 
cess, proven outside the theatre, eight 
of the Berlin songs in the production 
selling almost equally in quantity, and 
all have large demand. Music sale 
may reach 2,000,000 copies on this 
show, at "production prices" (30 cents 
retail) for single sheet copies. Berlin 
will realize over $100,000 in music roy- 
alty and probably $50,000 for show 
royalty in this, the first production he 
ever wrote songs for. His music roy- 
alty is six cents a copy. First musical 
show in New York in years that one 
writer wrote both lyrics and music. 
Early this week a slight drop in gal- 
lery attendance only noticeable break 
in full capacity. 

"Wart of the World" (Hippodrome) 
(19th Week). Attraction has been an 
enormous drain upon whatever reserve 
or surplus Hippodrome had when the 
piece opened. Show comes off Jan. 16 
and straight circus performance opens 
Jan. 25. Shuberts don't consider in- 
vestment of at least $75,000, necessary 
for a new Hip production, advisable at 
this time. Circus will be shown at re- 
duced scale of admission. Expected 
to take the gloss off any circus or* 
wild west that may play Madison 
Square Garden in the spring. 

Three New York theatres play com- 
binations or traveling attractions. The 
Bronx opera house (Cohan & Harris) 
is the leader. It is doing an average 
business, around $8,000 weekly. The 
Standard at Broadway and 90th street 
(John Cort) is doing an average of $7,- 
000 as against an average of $5,500 
shortly after opening in the early fall. 
Lew Fields in "The High Cost of Lov- 
ing" took the house record last week 
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Lambs' Club, Where English Actors Congregate, Talking it 
Over, Also the Actors 9 Equity Association. Bartley 
Cushing Writes Interesting Letter Concerning 
Action of American Stage Society Bring- 
ing Over English Folk. 

The protest against the financial sup- 
port guaranteed Granville Barker and 
his company by the Stage Society of 
New York, reported in last week's 
Varikty\ gained widespread support and 
there has been much ensuing discus- 
sion regarding it. Several authors and 
producers have written letters on the 
article and Wednesday of this week 

the matter was talked dver at the reg- 
ular meeting of the Actors' Equity As- 

At the Lambs' the story caused much 
talk, especially as it voiced a feeling 
that a great many American members 
of the club have held in the matter. 

The American actor feels especially 
against the English actor who has come 
to this country since the war started. 
The story the English actor has tried 
in every way to join the army at home 
but has been rejected because of vari- 
ous causes has been worn threadbare 
by this time and already the Ameri- 
cans have started to "dub" the late ar- 
rivals as "flatfoot." The "flatfoot" ex- 
cuse is the one usually made by Eng- 
lish actors as the cause of their re- 
jection by the English military au- 

The Lambs' Club has been crowded 
day and night by American actors out 
of an engagement, while the English 
actor usually arrives late at night after 
he has finished at the New York thea- 
ter where engaged. 

Monday the Times printed a story 
regarding an attempt to re-start the 
New Theatre movement, and said the 
old directors were interested, with the 
Stage Society in the backing of the 
Barker stay at Wallack's. It stated 
that if his venture is successful a re- 
organization might be commenced. 

Tuesday Henry Rogers Winthrop, 
secretary of the New Treatre, in a 
statement said that, while not in a 
position to speak officially, lie had 
heard of no definite plan to continue 
the New Theatre movement and that 
the action of a number of the original 
founders in encouraging Barker to 
bring some of his recent productions 
to New York had no definite signifi- 

After the Times story Monday Bart- 
Icy Cushing of the Dramatists' Agency 
sent a letter to all of the daily papers, 
decrying the action of the Stage So- 
ciety and the founders of the New 
Theatre movement. Mr. Cushing is a 
very well-known stage producer and 
several years ago made the production 
in London of "Everywoman" for Henry 
W. Savage. His letter is as follows: 

In Mil* morning's "Tlnu^" npp< .irrfl nn ar- 
tiri" hranWl "Phin tn Rrnpon New Thontro." 
an«l stntlne: that tlir rlin>'»nr<- of it nrr> back- 
ing Granville narkrr In productions to be 

made at Wallack's. If the try-out is suc- 
cessful, Mr. Barker, it Is said, Is to be of- 
fered the directorship of the New Theatre. 

Mr. Barker seems to have loads of money 
thrust upon him by well known Americans for 
the production of foreign plays, by a foreign 
company, for the purpose of uplifting the Am- 
erican drama. The entire situation regarding 
this "uplift" is becoming Intolerable. 

Not only Is this new "try-out" organiza- 
tion to have the support of unlimited capital — 
apparently — but It has already been made pos- 
sible by the support of the Stage Society, an 
organization of Americans, supposedly formed 
for the benefit of American art in the theatre. 

We may admit that Mr. Barker has made 
some excellent productions in England of some 
excellent plays ; and when his country has 
settled down to peace and quiet once more, 
he will undoubtedly make many more— in Eng- 
land. But, has Mr. Barker ever made the 
production of an American play by an Ameri- 
can author? Has Mr. Barker ever shown the 
slightest interest In the adrancement of the 
American drama — until the business conditions 
In his own country made profitable produc- 
tion an impossibility there? If Mr. Barker 
was sincere In his desire to "uplift the Am- 
erican drama." would he have brought to this 
country a complete English organization — 
players, and so forth? And, above all, would 
he haye waited for a guarantee of $35,000 be- 
fore coming? 

If American capitalists really want to 
"uplift" the American drama, It hardly seems 
advisable to put in charge of the "uplift" 
movement a man who knows little or nothing 
of American conditions. Granted that he, or 
they — meaning foreign producers in general, 
since this protest is directed against foreign 
producers as a class, with Mr. Barker's com- 
ing merely a case In point — make artistic pro- 
ductions, we may still ask with some emphasis, 
if we have not some one In this country also 
capable of doing the same thing? Is it neces- 
sary to bring over shiploads of English ac- 
tors to teach us how to play parts we surely 
understand as well as they? 

If the women and men of the Stage So- 
ciety wish to advance the theatre of America, 
why not get In touch with It through the 
American dramatist? There Is such a thing 
as an American dramatist. If the financiers 
who are so desirous of reopening the New 
Theatre will but spend a few of the dollars 
they seem so willing to contribute to the sup- 
port of foreign plays presented by foreign 
players, for the benefit of the dramatist of 
the same country that has helped them make 
these same dollars, they would be doing them- 
selves a favor, and incidentally conferring a 
lasting benefit upon the American stage as a 

A National Theatre, properly subsidized, 
would be a wonderful institution : and, if the 
plays to be presented there could but be se- 
lected by some one who would recognize that 
we are a cosmopolitan nation, and that among 
our cosmopolites there are Americans who can 
write plays that will Interest an American 
audience, and perhaps thus force down the 
bars of prejudice, such a National Theatre 
might, even in England, gain the support of 
the poor benighted souls, who (according to 
the actions of the Stage Society) are now 
groping In the dark, awaiting rescue from their 
deplorable condition by the Importation of 
more foreign plays and players. 

Since the appearance of Variety's 
story there seems to have been a gen- 
eral change of heart in the neighbor- 
hood of Wallack's theatre with regard 
to the employment of American actors 
in Mr. Barker's company. Several 
weeks ago a number of American play- 
ers made application for roles in the 
forthcoming Barker production. These 
men are very well known to the Amer- 
ican stage and fully proficient in Shake- 
spearean roles. At the time of their visits 
to Mr. barker's stage manager they said 
they were informed by him Mr. Barker 
was adamant against the employment 
of American actors. 

This week the change is noticeable 
because of the fact that Wright 
Kramer has been placed under contract 
for the company, and there are several 
other contracts with American actors 
pending signatures. 


Los Angeles, Jan. 13. 

The Theatre Managers' Association 
of Los Angeles will give a mammoth 
benefit the week of Feb. 22 to raise 
funds to aid professionals out of work 
and in need of assistance. 

So many urgent applications for as- 
sistance have been made to President 
Will Wyatt during the past few 
months, to which only the reply "No 
funds" could be given, has prompted 
this money-raising scheme by the 

Talent from every theatre in the city 
will be secured and it is expected that 
nearly $10,000, including the proceeds 
from the auction of boxes to society 
folk, will be netted. 

Oliver Morosco is a prime mover in 
the benefit plan. 


Atlanta, Jan. 13. 
Road shows report improvement of 
business in this territory, especially in 

New Orleans, Jan. 13. 
From all over the south come re- 
ports that conditions in the theatrical 
business have improved remarkably 
since the first of the year. Confidence 
seems to have been restored. 


The engagement of Ina Claire to 
head "Lady Luxury" expires with the 
termination of the New York run of 
the show. That will occur next week 
at the Comedy, where the piece moved 
Monday last. 

Miss Claire has had proposals lor 
future New York engagements, but has 
not yet placed her name to a contract. 
She is under engagement to George 
Edwardes of London, and may be sub- 
ject to call there, as the London musi- 
cal comedy producer is contemplating 
placing "The Quaker Girl" on the Lon- 
don Gaiety stage. 

"Lady Luxury" will go out on the 
road in revised form. 


Mrs. C. Morton Home is the first 
female visitor the Greenroom Club ever 
had. Mrs. Home was smuggled into 
the club Tuesday night, and a toast 
drank to her. The occasion was a go- 
ing-away dinner to her husband, over 
which John C. Peebles presided as 
toast master. 

Mr. Home, lately with "The Follies," 
sailed Wednesday to join his English 
regiment at the front. 


San Francisco, Jan. 13. 
Laura Cowie, leading woman with 
Forbes Robertson, fractured her left 
leg as the result of a fall during a 
performance Sunday at the MacDon- 
ough theatre. She was removed to St. 
Luke's Hospital and an understudy 
replaced her. 

Plymouth, Boston, for Rent. 

Boston, Jan. 13. 
The Boston theatre of Liebler & Co., 
the Plymouth, is said to have been 
placed on the market for rental, by the 
receiver for that firm. 


San Francisco, Jan. 13. 

Henry Miller in "Daddy Long Legs" 
is registering good business at the 

The Bevani Opera Company is 
healthy at the Alcazar. 

Feature films at Cort and Gaiety do- 
ing well. 


Los Angeles, Jan. 13. 

Ruth St. Denis and Co. opened to 
fair business at the Majestic with a 
fair chance to break several hundred 
dollars more than even on the week. 

"Damaged Goods," with Louis 
Bennison heading cast, is playing- to 
popular prices at the Mason. The in- 
dications are that the Brieux play will 
do as well as it did last season with 
Richard Bennett as the star. 

"Help Wanted" is playing a return 
date at the Burbank before the piece 
goes into a feature film. 


New Orleans, Jan. 13. 

The Evans Minstrels is an ordinary 
show of its kind, doing fairly at the 
Tulane this week. 

Business has picked up with Percy 
Haswell at the Crescent. Burlesque is 
still in favor at the Dauphine. 

The Robert Mansfield Players are 
drawing small crowds to the Lyric. 


The West End may revert back from 
the Loew Circuit to Joe Weber, its 
owner. The Loew people are playing 
feature films in the Harlem theatre. 
With the success of the Standard, also 
in Harlem, with its combinations, Mr. 
Weber is said to believe the West End 
would make a profitable "dollar house" 
for legitimate attractions. He may 
suggest to the Loew Circuit a cancel- 
lation of its lease will be agreeable to 
him, although it is unlikely Mr. Weber 
will want it before next season. The 
move, however, seems to be condi- 
tioned upon the West End securing a 
booking franchise from the two Syn- 


Atlanta, Jan. 13. 

"Little Boy Blue" (southern) closed 
in Alabama. 

"Pinafore" has closed and the com- 
pany returned to New York. 

"Excuse Me" found the road profit- 
less and returned to Broadway. 


The report became current Tuesday 
that Douglas Fairbanks was closing 
with "The Show Shop" because of 
throat trouble. While it's true Fair- 
banks has been suffering with an at- 
tack of laryngitis he is sticking to his 
role. His condition Tuesday was such 
that the services of an understudy will 
not be required just as present. 

Booking Changes Coming. 

Following the booking agreement be- 
tween Klaw & Erlanger and the Shu- 
be. f « this week, there were reports of 
important changes on the booking 
staffs of K. & E.'s, also managers close- 
ly connected with them. 




Ziegfeld's "Midnight Frolic" on the 
Amsterdam Roof may precipitate a 
flood of "cabaret revues." Already 
several proprietors are considering the 
idea, in one phase or another. Even 
those cabarets where no admission is 
charged may attempt a "revue" of 
some kind, probably an ensemble or 
two, using a few girls. William Mor- 
ris will probably be the one to make 
the most pretentious revue production, 
following Ziegfeld's, for the New York 
Roof. Admission to the New York is 
one dollar, and it has a large capacity. 
The Amsterdam's capacity is limited, 
but Ziegfeld can do $1,100 nightly at 
his prices ($2 and $1 — for balcony 
seats) and he is doing it. "The Mid- 
night Frolic" expense, together with 
the cost of running the Roof (includ- 
ing rent) is $4,000 weekly. The Am- 
sterdam will take in between $6,500 
and $7,000 at the gate. This will even- 
tually get Ziegfeld out on the cost of 
his production for the revue. That 
was between $12,000 and $15,000. Zieg- 
feld went into it originally as a little 
skit "just something different." He 
wanted a number leader, two songs 
and eight girls. The finish was a pro- 
duction, seven or eight songs, as many 
principals and 22 chorus girls, the 
show costing $1,900 a week. But 
"Ziegy" would do a thing like that just 
to show the others he's still ahead ot 
them, and more especially as "The 
Follies" is making more money for 
him this season 'than it ever did before. 
Ziegfeld's plan is to make weekly 
changes in the current "Frolic," run- 
ning it three months or so, when a new 
midnight piece will be produced. He 
may shortly commence giving a Sun- 
day night performance, starting earlier 
in the evening than on the week days, 
and it is possible as well that the Am- 
sterdam Roof will commence trying 
matinees. If Ziegfeld could give nine 
shows weekly, he would have a ca- 
pacity of $10,000 a week at the gate for 
45-minute performance. The Roof's 
bar receipts Saturday night were • $2,- 
000, giving the Roof a gross that eve- 
ning of over $3,000. 

Max Winalow is simply going clean 
bug over his face and clothes. Since 
purchasing a safety razor, he has en- 
gaged one of the bellhops in his apart- 
ment house to shave him with it once 
daily and has staked the other boy to 
warn him any time anything is wrong 
with the crease in his trousers. Be- 
sides that Max plunged Wednesday, 
buying two collars (.both clean), and 
has ordered a necktie to be ready by 
Washington's Birthday. Henry Wat- 
erson gave him the new clothes for a 
Christmas present, but Max won't tell 
where he got the safety razor. Tues- 
day night he called at the Columbia 
theatre. They all knew him, in the old 
days, but he was shaved that evening, 
and the bunch back on the stage made 
Max identify himself as he also had 
on a derby. One girl said she thought 
he was good looking when dressed up, 
and Max blushed furiously, mentioning 
a Feist song in his embarrassment. 

Max felt so funny in his new scenery 

he left Tuesday for French Lick for 
10 days to grow used to it. 

Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Sebastian have 
become strong favorites on the Or- 
pheum Circuit, where they arc now ap- 
pearing, although Mrs. Sebastian danced 
under great difficulties, suffering from 
an accident to her foot, which caused 
the couple to go through the simplest 
kind of a modern dancing act until she 
had recovered. As Mr. Sebastian about 
stands at the head of all professional 
dancers for initiative and inventive- 
ness in dancing, the unlooked for han- 
dicap must have been particularly pain- 
ful to him, both on his wife's account 
and through his inability to display 
their best work in new territory. New 
York (and the New York Roof especi- 
ally) miss Sebastian, since he left here 
some time ago. Sebastian created a 
distinct place for himself among the 
New York dancers and it was not fully 
realized until he had departed. It is re- 
ported that following Mr. and Mrs. 
Sebastian's return to the Metropolis 
they will appear in a Broadway pro- 

Earle B. Fuller is the drummer of 
Banjo Wallace's orchestra at Rector's. 
Wallace has a violin, a bass viol, piano, 
three banjo players and a drummer. 
It's an odd composition for an orches- 
tra, and the drummer is not the least. 
Mr. Fuller claims, and appears to be 
justified, from observation, that he has 
more traps than any other drummer in 
the country. His outfit cost him $1,000. 
Mr. Fuller says before he has com- 
pleted it his investment will be $2,500. 
Fuller's traps are of every conceivable 
description that a drummer could ap- 
parently employ. He merely uses 
them for the benefit of the orchestra, 
not for himself individually, as he is 
no spotlight drummer, although he 
easily could be that. The traps occupy 
64 square feet of the space allotted at 
Rector's for the orchestra. It's worth 
looking over his collection. Many 
pieces of the apparatus are electrically 

The vaudeville managers and v agents 
are to hold a dancing contest. It will 
be staged Jan. 21 on the Riviera Roof, 
Broadway and 98th street. Any agent 
or manager is eligible. The contest 
will be the Hesitation Waltz. So far 
have entered Mr. and Mrs. Frank 
Bohm, Benny Piermont and partner, 
Irving Cooper and Rae Brotstein, 
Claude Bostock and partner, Ed Kealey 
and partner, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Duf- 
fus, Paley Saunders and partner, Abe 
Feinberg and partner. Judges will be 
Joe Schenck, Edgar Allen, Lou Adel- 
man, Jack Loeb. Prizes — $50 first, $25 
second, $15 third. (The announce- 
ment does not state whether an en- 
trance fee will be charged, but con- 
testants may depend there will be at 
least 10 per cent, of the gross lost 
somewhere, and the winners will have 
to split with the house, if not spending 
all, for bubbles.) > 

New York may yet follow the Col- 
lege Inn, Chicago, which has an ice 
skating floor that is largely pa- 
tronized. In New York the St. 
Nicholas Rink is the only indoor 
place where ice skating is done. At 
57th street and 8th avenue is an open 
air rink, well patronized. The St. 
Nicholas does business all the time. A 
plant to freeze ice must be installed 
and the initial expense for this is quite 
heavy, although "The Follies" one sea- 
son carried it as a part of the produc- 
tion in New York, and Hammerstein's 
the same summer had an ice rink on 
its Roof. 

Mae Murray's Sans Souci has had good 
business, and the little dancer seems to 
be drawing a desirable clientele to the 
underground resort of the Heidleburg 
building. Gilliard Boag and George 
Pierce, formerly of Rector's, are billed 
as "Executives" in connection with the 
establishment. A. Bertram Spencer 
who is in charge of the Rector ball 
room at night, acts in a like capacity 
at the Mae Murray place in the after- 
noon. It is said Paul Salvain, who 
conducts Rector's and the Garden, is 
the financial backer of Miss Murray's 

The places along the line were rather 
hard hit two nights this week. Sun- 
day night was the first blow to the re- 
ceipts. The crowd was rather light in 
the early evening and as two o'clock 
rolled round none of the supper clubs 
got any play and closed up. Tuesday 
night the storm handed them another 
wallop. One manager stated that night 
was the worst that he had experienced 
in three months. 

The Cafeteria above the Strand thea- 
tre did a rushing business all last week. 
During the noon hour, its 20-cent limit 
lunch was a riot, and at night the place 
was crowded, mostly with sight-seers 
who wanted to watch the society 
women serve tea. It is expected the 
place will do business just as long as 
Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt consents to pose 
as waitress, along with the other Fifth 
avenue women interested. 

John Loeffler has started in what 
looks like a prosperous year. He's an 
official representative of the Authors, 
Composers and Publishers' Association 
that is on the trail of the hotels and 
public places using copyrighted music 
without paying the required as- 
sociation tribute. Mr. Loeffler is visit- 
ing different places and while having 
a square meal at the expense of the 
association, is getting a line on the 
music played by the orchestra. 

The Broadway Rose Garden, with 
Eddie Pidgeon at the helm, is getting 
away very well. With the admission 
off and Eddie out for business, the 
Garden sprang forward in leaps, until 
Mr. Pidgeon is now thinking of con- 
verting the Broadway front (the thea- 
tre) into a cabaret, giving him a res- 
taurant through from Broadway to 7th 

Hotel Plaza Miss Bradley gave a musi- 
cale and dance, with tickets $2 each. 
It's easy enough to give a concert and 
dance — but not at the Plaza. (That's 
what comes from having been raised 
in Harlem.) 

Jack Jarrott and Louise Alexander 
did not complete their vaudeville act, 
although booked to open recently in 
Chicago. At least that is what Jarrott 
says, and the booking was made, but 
they did not appear. Jack is back in 
New York looking for another dancing 

Bustanoby's, at 60th street, has 
opened a "Domino Room" on the sec- 
ond floor. It is entirely finished 
in white and black. The plan is to 
form an incorporated club and run all 
night. Bustanoby's is trying to secure 
an all-night license. 

Not to be outdone by Vernon Castle, 
Sylvia Judson at the Broadway Rose 
Gardens has had a woman's dancing 
shoe named in her honor. The shoe 
is a very chic appearing Frenchy af- 
fair that laces on the inner side of the 

Joel's, on 41st street, is still getting 
the late at night play. He has a full- 
fledged cabaret, which comprises Marie 
Connors, Carroll Sisters, Stella King, 
Nellie Fiest and Adelaide Quitus 
Richard Manning is acting as dance 
floor manager. 

The Castles on top of the 44th Street 
theatre are doing business. They have 
but little time at night after their per- 
formance in "Watch Your Step." 

Thomas Keiran and Miss M. J. Mc- 
Goodwin have been engaged by the 
Fort Garry hotel, Winnipeg, to give 
exhibition dances. 

Lillian Bradley, the blonde prima 
donna, is doing things right nowadays. 
Thursday evening last week at the 

Helen Santoro has shifted her field 
of press agency activity from Bustan- 
oby's to Reisenweber's. 

Robert Gridley Rendel and Violet 
Montague, recently abroad, are at 
Healey's, 66th street. 

Ethel Coit, formerly of Shanley's, is- 
now singing at the Broadway Rose 

Spokane, Jan. 13. 
That he be granted a divorce and 
that his wife be ordered to resume the 
use of her maiden name, Grace Daniels, 
is the plea of Dr. W. T. Phy, a wealthy 
Spokane physican, who has instituted 
proceedings against Mrs. Phy. Papers 
were served upon the wife in Chicago 
a few days ago. Mrs. Phy at the time 
of her marriage was a cabaret singer, 
working in the Silver Grill here. The 
couple were married in June, 1912. The 
wife now is singing for diners in the 
Windy City. Dr. Phy, formerly head 
of the Hot Lake sanatorium in this 
state, divorced his first wife to wed 
Miss Daniels. He alleges (In- latter 
deserted him. 

If you don't advertise In VARIETY, 
don't advertlM. 


BURL£SQU£ B * Frederick m. mccloy 

It was along about 1902 or 1903 that 
Klaw & Erlanger exerted their great 
influence and compelled Nixon & Zim- 
merman to withdraw from partner- 
ship with Sam. S. Shubert. The result 
of that action has cost fifty millions 
of dollars. It was the beginning of 
the much-talked-of "theatrical war." 
Sam Shubert was a fighter and he was 
resourceful. The retaliatory work he 
began then, and that has been vigor- 
ously prosecuted by his brothers, Lee 
and J. J., ever since his untimely and 
lamentable death, was never entirely 
abandoned until a few days ago, when 
a booking agreement was entered into 
by the Shuberts and Klaw & Erlanger. 

In the intervening years literally 
hundreds of legitimate theatres have 
been built all over the United States, 
nearly all superfluous. They were not 
erected to meet an increased demand 
for indoor entertainment. Their sole 
purpose was to create opposition. 

This method of procedure was car- 
ried to an extent that gave theatre- 
goers so many places of amusement 
to patronize, the business was so di- 
vided as to very greatly reduce profits 
or to wipe them out altogether, or to 
cause actual loss. Theatre patronage 
has increased greatly since 1902, but 
not in anything like a ratio to justify 
the increase in theatres. Opposition 
that leaves no loopholes for adjust- 
ment without entailing heavy loss is a 
serious reflection upon the judgment 
of those engaged in it. 

As matters stand today there is only 
one way by which general theatrical 
conditions may be improved as a re- 
sult of the recent Klaw & Erlanger- 
Shubert agreement. That way is the 
closing, and keeping closed to any kind 
of entertainment, of 20 per cent, of the 
theatres now in operation all over the 
country. To lock the doors of a 
theatre that is losing money and pay 
the rent would not entail the loss of 
the gross amount of the rent. A very 
large percentage of the patronage of 
that theatre would be diverted to other 
places of amusement, thus increasing 
their profits, and the aggregate in the 
end would be decidedly favorable to all 

Through compromise, promotion and 
real estate manipulation, it is more 
than likely that many of the theatres 
could he withdrawn without necessitat- 
ing the payment of rent throughout 
the entire length of the leases. Re- 
gardless of this possibility, however, 
the main point is to close them to any 
form of amusement. 

The same conditions that apply to 
the Klaw & Erlanger-Shubert situa- 
tion prevail to a considerable extent 
in the burlesque field. Houses have 
been taken over and arc being main- 
tained either to shut out opposition or 
in compliance with agreements that 
made possible the merging of the Co- 
lumbia and the Empire Circuit two 
years ago. And a severe penalty has 
been and is now being paid by the 
Columbia Amusement Co. and by the 

separate managements in consequence 
thereof. It is safe to say that this 
loss aggregates so large a sum that the 
profits of all of the shows would be 
very largely increased if those houses 
were turned over to watchmen and the 
rents paid by a plan of assessment in 
which all of these companies would 
participate as well as the other bur- 
lesque houses located in the cities in 
which losing houses are maintained. 
Here is an opportunity for the exer- 
cise of that character and degree of ad- 
ministrative ability that distinguishes 
the operations of the great man in all 
divisions of human endeavor. And the 
end of the present theatrical season is 
far enough away to justify immediate 
action and thus avert the losses that 
will otherwise have to be borne. 

Most men in business and profes- 
sional life possess a very natural ambi- 
tion for distinction among their fel- 
lows as well as for the attainment of 
financial independence. It cannot be 
regarded as a foolish vanity to aspire 
to a "big name," a name that is widely 
known and the mention of which is 
recognized broadcast for its associa- 
tion with the important affairs in 
which its owner is concerned. Gener- 
ally speaking, prominence comes with 
success, especially in professional life, 
and this prominence augments success 
and is constantly cumulative in the 
case of physicians and painters and 
scientists and singers and actors who 
achieve eminence. 

In the business end of theatrical life, 

however, there is little of this prized 

distinction. This applies particularly 
to the operators in burlesque. There 
are many men in burlesque manage- 
ment whose names are entirely un- 
kown outside of their own immediate 
environment, but who nevertheless 
figure in an important way among 
their associates. Instead of their 
names being a meaningful trademark 
like those conspicuous in the $2 and 
the vaudeville ends of the business, the 
mention means nothing when brought 
up in conversation or when used in 
connection with any transaction not 
related to burlesque. Notwithstand- 
ing their achievements in their own 
world, they move along enveloped in 
oblivion otherwise. They lose the 
value that goes hand in hand with 
prominence, through short-sightedness 
in the manner in which they conduct 
their business with the newspapers. 
Receiving no publicity for their 
achievements, not only the public, but 
the people in the show business gener- 
ally are kept in ignorance of their 
operations. Failing to embrace oppor- 
tunities that are within easy reach, they 
are content to go along indulging them- 
selves in the self-sufficiency that causes 
them to really believe that they are 
widely known factors, whereas if they 
were to move about outside of their 
own restricted circles, they would dis- 
cover, much to their amazement quite 
likely, that they are unknown quan- 

Here is something for burlesque 
managers and players to think over. 


Independent burlesque at Daly's got 

started this week. It opened Monday. 

Cut rate tickets were spread over the 

section west of Broadway between 23rd * 

and 34th streets. With the cut rate the 

Monday matinee held $162 in money. 

The cut rates were 15 cents cash for 

men and 10 cents for women. But few 

women were present at the first show. 

Monday evening another jammed 
house saw the show, and the promoters 
of the new policy then felt it would be 
all right to disclose themselves. Mon- 
day night the receipts were $310, and 
Tuesday matinee $192. Tuesday night 
(bad weather) was $279. 

The house management is composed 
of Walter and Jerome Rosenberg and 
Nate Spingold. Another member is 
supposed to be around in the guise of 
an "angel," although these three men 
put up a small amount of cash each. 

The burlesque show there this week 
is billed under the paper of Wash 
Martin's "Sunshine Girls." It is "The 
Frolics of 1914," stranded at Buffalo 
last week and brought on to New York 
by the Daly managers. The show is 
playing 50-50 with the house. John A. 
Martin is in charge of the company. 

An extra attraction this week, "De 
Milo, ex-daughter of Oscar Hammer- 
stein," was placarded. She is "The 
Oriental Rose," who was the wife for 
a while of the late Abie Hammerstein, 
Oscar's son. Tuesday afternoon Ham- 
merstein's sent its staff down to 
Daly's, and the "Hammerstein" billing 
there was painted out. Next week 
Millie De Leon will be the wiggling 

The intention of Daly's in its new 
venture is to go after the patronage 
the Olympic on 14th street has been 
able to attract with "warm" perform- 
ances. The old house of renown is 
plastered outside like a picture shop on 
Third avenue. An extra attraction is 
announced for each evening. The sur- 
rounding neighborhood (Broadway and 
29th street) has been heavily billed, 
and if sufficient shows are secured, 
Daly's looks to have a very good 
chance in this line, the only one left 
to it, everything having been tried and 
failing there. 

Not the least of Daly's drawing 
power at present will be the talk about 
"Burlesque at Daly's." This started 
Monday among laymen who passed the 
doors, and the dailies Tuesday gave 
it considerable prominence. 

Admission to Daly's at night is 50 
cents in the orchestra, with 75-cent box 
seats. The paper in the evening is 
sent upstairs. 

For next week Edw. Armstrong's 
"Queen of the Follies Bergere" is un- 
derlined. The Daly managers say they 
have seven shows from the Barton 
Wheel to select from, before it will 
become necessary to look for outside 
material. "The Queens" is at the Troc- 
adero, Philadelphia, this week. 

The Daly management expects in 
due course of time, if the burlesque 
policy shows profitable result to se- 
cure Columbia Amusement Co. attrac- 
tions, even with the Columbia, Murray 
Hill and Olympic, downtown New 
York houses, playing Columbia shows. 


Barney Gerard has made an arrange- 
ment with the Empire Circuit by which 
he will open the Luzerne, Wilkes- 
Barre and the Majestic, Scranton, week 
Jan. 25 as Extended Wheel houses. 
The shows will play three nights in 
each town, between the Trocadero, 
Philadelphia and Binghamton. 

Since the Empire Circuit was ab- 
sorbed by the Columbia two years ago, 
the Wilkes-Barre house has been play- 
ing pictures intermittently and the Ma- 
jestic after a brief existence as a Stair 
& Havlin house following the retire- 
ment of the Empire Circuit, remained 


St. Louis, Jan. 13. 

The Princess, playing the main 
shows on the Columbia burlesque cir- 
cuit, assumes a picture policy next 
week. "The Golden Crooks" is there 
this week. The change forces the Al. 
Reeves show to lay off next week. 

When the new Imperial is completed 
on or about Feb. 1 the Columbia shows 
will be played there. 


Atlanta, Jan. 13. 
Atlanta's policeman-censor has lost 
his punch with the local judges. He 
is Ed. Arthur, and admitted to a mag- 
istrate he couldn't define the difference 
between burlesque and tab musical 


Bert Baker, star of "The Bon Tons," 
was obliged to retire from the cast of 
that show Saturday night of last week 
on account of a serious illness which 
will necessitate an operation. Mr. 
Baker is now in the German Hospital, 

The show is laying-off this week, 
Jack McGee, of McGee and Curry, is 
rehearsing Mr. Baker's part to fill in 
the time while the comedian is recover- 


The Academy, Pittsburgh, has with- 
drawn from the burlesque field owing 
to the impossibility of securing attrac- 
tions. The Academy is now playing 
tabloids furnished by Edward Arm- 

Let Off with Small Fine. 

Cincinnati, Jan. 13. 
As Harry Hart, manager of the 
Standard, did not press a charge of 
libel against Frank Livingston, ad- 
vance agent of "The Taxi Girls," 
local Municipal Judge Yeatman let 
Livingston off with a fine of $5 and 
costs. Hart alleged that Livingston 
advertised that a "cooch" contest, be- 
tween black and white girls, would be 
given at the Standard, when he knew 
the statement was untrue. 

Leo Stevens, at present principal 
comedian of "The Girls from Happy- 
land," has been engaged for three sea- 
sons by Max Spiegel. Mr. Stevens will 
head the cast of "The Winning 

BU RLESQU E B * Frederick m. mcCloy 



Harry Hastings' "Big Show" has 
proven to be one of the delightful sur- 
prises of the season at the Columbia 
theatre. It is distinguished by new- 
ness and originality, of prime impor- 
tance. There has not been a more in- 
terested and perfectly entertained au- 
dience in the Columbia for a very long 
time than that which was present Mon- 
day night. 

This Hastings' show, in detail and as 
a whole, gives evidences of intelligence 
and painstaking care in its conception 
and arrangement. Studious avoidance 
of anything resembling bits and gags 
and scenes that have ever before been 
employed is apparent all through the 
performance. Supplementing this with 
equally refreshing results are the 
many distinct novelties that are pre- 
sented in the settings and in the ar- 
rangement of the musical numbers. 

Mr. Hastings had not stopped at 
these admirable achievements. He has 
assembled a company fully capable of 
meeting every demand of the book and 
of the musical features. 

Dan Coleman, an excellent Irish 
comedian, does remarkably good work 
in a part that perfectly suits his strik- 
ing individuality. As Horatio McNal- 
ly he is given opportunities such as he 
has never before had and he scores 
strongly in the many original and skil- 
fully devised scenes allotted to him. 
In dialect and make-up and in general 
treatment of the part, Mr. Coleman ex- 
hibits a skill that easily places him 
among the most valuable players in 
burlesque. In the last act he appears 
in his familiar characterization of Pa- 
tricia O'Brien with all new lines and 
scenes that are full of genuine wit and 
that keep the spectators in constant 
roars of laughter. 

Phil Peters, a newcomer to bur- 
lesque, and who has had a long career 
of prominence in farce-comedy and 
vaudeville, te an able second to Mr. 
Coleman. Mr. Peters plays the Ger- 
man with excellent effect, having a true 
dialect and facial expressions that are 
in perfect keeping with, the character. 
His methods arc original and the fa- 
vorable-impression he makes is indi- 
catcd by the manifest enjoyment of the 

Next in imoprtance in the cast is 
Kilccn Sheridan, whose many appear- 
ances at the Columbia have endeared 
her to the regular patrons at that 
house. Miss Sheridan is pretty and 
graceful, and sings unusually well and 
possesses a personality that is alto- 
gether charming. She wears several 
handsome gowns that become her girl- 
ish figure, and in the many important 
scenes in which she appears she re- 
veals acting abilities of a high order. 
Alma Bauer is conspicuous all through 
the performance and makes a very fa- 
vorable impression in everything that 
she does, especially in the drinking 
scene with Mr. Coleman, where she 
simulates prolonged hysterical laugh- 
ter as a result of over-indulging in 
champagne. For this bit Miss Bauer 
was rewarded with a scene call at the 
Monday night performance. Palmer 
Hines is a classy-looking and excep- 
tionally agreeable straight and Hazel 
Lorraine makes a distinct hit in an im- 

portant ingenue role. Others in the 
cast who render valuable assistance are 
Anna Connors and Jack and Teddy 

Among the distinctive features that 
completely removed this production 
from the ordinary.' are an illuminated 
trolley car which is- erected on the stage 
by the chorus girls in view of the audi- 
ence; a sextet introducing burlesque 
talking moving pictures; the finale of act 
first which discloses five huge inverted 
champagne bottles from which the 
wine is flowing, and an immense bot- 
tle in the background emitting a tor- 
rent of the sparkling liquid with the 
chorus girls in union suits grouped 
around. In the second act a bee-hive 
is seen with a clever device that shows 
a swarm of flying insects. This effect 
is successfully utilized by Coleman 
upon whom the bees alight, creating 
an exceedingly humorous situation. 

In Miss Sheridan's song specialty tire 
stage is darkened while she renders the 
"Tulip and Rose" melody, and count- 
less fireflies sparkle everywhere with 
nothing else in sight. 

These and other ingenious devices 
lend novelty to the production and 
bring it up to a standard that justifies 
classification among the most preten- 
tious achievements of high-class mu- 
sical comedy producers. 

Lester Templeton, the manager of 
the show, is given credit on the pro- 
gram for devising the numbers and en- 
sembles and his successful efforts 
merit unreserved praise. 


Jean Bedini has retired from "The 
Mischief Makers" and joined forces 
with Ray Montgomery and the Healey 
Sisters to open with "The Gay Morn- 
ing Glories" at the Trocadero, Phila- 
delphia, next Wednesday. 

Jack Glines, former manager of this 
show, who resigned two weeks ago, has 
been succeeded by Harry Rose, former- 
ly advance agent of "The Behman 

"The Gay Morning Glories" did the 
largest day business at the Star, Brook- 
lyn, last Monday recorded there in 
years. Walt Leslie, who is regularly of 
the Bert Baker show, was specially en- 
gaged to do the advance work for the 
Star engagement during his lay-off 
week. That's the answer to the extra- 
ordinary opening day receipts. 


Frank Gallagher, advertising agent of 
the Columbia, died at his home on Am- 
sterdam avenue at 11:30 Wednesday 
morning of this week. Three weeks 
ago Mr. Gallagher caught a severe cold 
which developed into pleurisy and he 
was confined to bed under a physician's 
care for ten days. Mr. Gallagher has 
been in the employ of the Columbia 
for two years. He is survived by 
his wife, married daughter, and two 


Babctte closed Saturday night with 
"The Passing Review," and opened 
Monday of this week with the Eva 
Mull's "Follies of 1920" at the Murray 
Hill* Babctte will play the soubret 
role and do her specialty. 


Los Angeles, Jan. 13. 

For the first time burlesque is to in- 
vade Los Angeles. Rube Welch, a for- 
mer local manager and of late appear- 
ing in vaudeville, has practically closed 
a deal whereby burlesque comes in 
here, the only drawback now being the 
securing of the house. Two theatres 
are under discussion, Lyceum and Re- 
public. Bert Leven, the San Francisco 
vaudeville man, has the latter house 
for his vaudeville. 

It's said Thomas H. Ince, the picture 
man and studio director, is backing 
Welch in the proposed burlesque ven- 


The Casino, one of the two Columbia 
Circuit's main wheel burlesque houses 
in Brooklyn recently put into effect 
the custom of giving United profit 
sharing coupons to purchasers of tick- 
ets on certain days in the week. The 
three non-coupon days are Monday, 
Thursday and Saturday, the first two 
through the house having added attrac- 
tions on those days and the last be- 
cause of the generally good business at 
both the afternoon and evening shows. 

With the majority of. the down-town 
theatres making special inducements 
to get the people, Manager Daniels, of 
the Casino thought of this idea which 
has proven successful. 

The Orpheum, the downtown big- 
time Brooklyn vaudeville house, has 
brought its afternoon prices down, the 
boxes (both mezzanine and stage), be- 
ing reduced to 50 cents on week day 
afternoons and the gallery ten cents. 
The former prices were 75 for the 
boxes and 15 in the gallery. 


The Prospect Bronx, which has been 
playing burlesque stock for the past 
several weeks, will abandon that policy 
tomorrow night. 

It is understood no arrangements 
have been decided upon for the future. 


James H. Rhodes, formerly manager 
for the Columbia Amusement Co. at 
Albany and Detroit, has been engaged 
by I. H. Herk to manage the Gayety, 
Milwaukee, starting Jan. 17. 

Another change in house manage- 
ment takes Charles Walters, for many 
years in charge of the Gayety, St. 
Louis, to the Olympic, Cincinnati, suc- 
ceeding Willis Jackson, Jan. 24. 


The Empress, Columbus, which 
opened to very large business on the 
Extended Jan. 4, succeeded in rolling 
up a great gross for the first show. 
The opening of the second week last 
Monday secured even greater returns. 

In view of this encouraging start, it 
i:- believed that Columbus will take its 
place among the most profitable houses. 

Complain Through Same Title. 

Rowland & Clifford have filed a com- 
plaint with the Mangers' Association 
against Izzic Weingarden for using 
their title, "September Morning Glo- 
ries." The decision of the association 
will be accepted by all parties 


Topeka, Jan. 13. 
The Orpheum, unable to make stock 
pay, has gone back to pop vaudeville. 

Rochester, Jan. 13. 
The Shubert Stock company dis- 
banded Saturday night after a four 
weeks' run. Poor business was given 
as the cause. It is reported Stair & 
Havlin will take over the Shubert in 
the near future. A representative was 
in Rochester this week. 


Cincinnati, Jan. 13. 

Under the management of their old 
director, Otto Ernst Schmidt, the Ger- 
man Stock, gave the first performance 
since the organization went into bank- 
ruptcy, at Emery Auditorium, Monday 
night, to a good house. Schmidt was 
called upon to make a curtain speech. 

Kuechler's student comedy "Som- 
merspuk," was put on. Proceeds of 
the performance were shared with the 
company, and this co-operative plan 
will be followed until a permanent re- 
organization is effected. 


Mrs. Adelaide Frances Hibbard Fo- 
garty, daughter of Boston's former 
mayor, and Frank B. Wright, lead of 
the Lyceum Stock Co., New Britain, 
Conn., were married Sunday in Hart- 
ford, Conn. Mrs. Fogarty has played 
minor parts in the Lyceum Stock Co., 
of which her mother, Mrs. Adelaide 
Hibbard is leading woman. 


Spokane, Jan. 13. 

Henry Hall, who has joined the 
Baker Players at the Auditorium, suc- 
ceeding Lynne Overman as leading 
man, will also become director of the 
company, replacing Edwin L. Curtis. 
Curtis and hjs wife, Ollie Cooper, also 
a member of the Players, have gone to 
Washington. Overman has returned 
to New York. 

Harry L. Fraser, juvenile, is another 
to leave the Baker organization. He 
goes to San Francisco and is replaced 
by Clyde Waddell. Berna Craven will 
do the work Miss Cooper has been 

Craig's Providence Stock, Maybe. 

Providence, Jan. 13. 

Report is that John Craig, the Bos- 
ton stock star, has been looking over 
the new Strand, to be finished in Feb- 
ruary, with a view to taking it for 
an all-year-round stock company. 

The theatre has an excellent loca- 
tion and a capacity of about 2,500. It 
was first intended as a picture house, 
but with the picture field now over- 
run, its backers are considering other 

Harry Sedley Suddenly Attacked. 

Harry Sedley, a former legit and of 
late a stock director with the Poli 
forces, had an attack of heart trouble 
while down town Monday afternoon 
and dropped to the street unconscious. 

Some of Sedley's acquaintances 
chanced along and had him removed 
to his room in the Normandic Hotel. 
Sedley may be laid up for some time. 




In Vaudeville Theatres, Playing Three or Less Shows Daily 

(All houses open for the week with Monday matinees, when not otherwise indicated.) 
Theatres listed ss "Orpheum" without any further distinguishing description are on the 
Orpheum Circuit. Theatres with "Loew" following name are on the Loew Circuit. 

Agencies booking the houses are noted by single name or initials, such as "Orph," Orpheum 
Circuit- "U. B. 0.,' r United Booking Offices— "W. V. A.," Western Vaudeville Managers' Asso- 
ciation (Chicago)— P, M Pantages Circuit— "Inter," Interstate Circuit (booking through W. V. A.). 
-"M," James C. Matthews (Chicago).-"B B O," Broadway Booking Office.-'Tr," Proctor Circuit. 

New York 

•On File" 
Battling Nelaon 
Wilson A Batle 
"Telephone Tangle" 
William A Schwarts 
Murphy A Bonlta 
LlUlan Uerllen 

Max A Mabel Ford 
Tiny Tot 
Shields A Rogers 

PALACE (orph) 
Helen Were Co 
Onrllle Harrold 
Sam A Kitty Morton 
Pekln Mystery 
Stuart Barnes 
Muller A Stanley 
Bert Erroll 
lsabell Rodriquea 
4 Amaranths 

ROYAL (ubo) 
Eva Tanguay 
Conroy A Models 
Clark A Verdi 
Flaher A Green 
Moore A Yates 
Sully Family 
Woods Woods 3 
Walter Van Brunt 
Dancing La Vara 

Trixle Frlganza 
"Lonesome Laasles" 
Condon Devereaux Co 
Boganny's Bakera 
Moore A Young 

Billy McDermott 
Josie Heather Co 

A LH AM BRA (ubo) 
Valeska Suratt Co 
Nellie Nichola 
Paul Conchas 
Hoey A Lee 
Barry Breen 
McMahon Diamond Co 
Billy Watson Co 
Irene A Bob Smith 
Rayno'a Doga 

"Coney 1 to North P" 
Al Trusedal Co 
Bert Earl Trio 
Claude Rant 
Delay A Kramer 
(Two to All) 
Edith Mote 
Leonard A Lou la 
Dell A Ollss 
Joe Holland 
Butterfly A Rose 
Geo Hlckmon Co 
Bob A Elsie Austin 
Chaa Barney Co 
McCowan A Gordon 
Sanaone A Dellla 

2d half 
Arthur Ward 
Clara Illlg 
Hap Handy Co 
Smith A Kaufman 
Sari Sisters 
Ray Monde 
Dreano A Goodwin 
Scotch Players 
Clara Cubbltt 3 
Murray's Pets 

Marline Bros 
Marie King Scott 
Dave Raphael Co 
Dottle King 
Mardo A Hunter 
Scotch Players 
Fields A Brown 
Carolina Five 
2d half 
Edith Mote 
Sullivan A Pasquelena 
Dell A OHbb 
Elklns Fay A Elklns 
".Ilmtown Junction" 
MrCowan ft Gordon 
Sansone A Dellla 

Mastro Co 
Mirlo Laurent 
TTnn Handy Co 
TTnrrlnon Armstrong P 
Sullivan A Pasouelena 
Turing A Marquette 
Hesrn A Rutter 
Murray's Pets 
2d half 
Ty*onard A Louis 
Th#»rpan Miller 
SsMnfl A Pronner 
Mardo A Hunter 
M«ck A SMIIwell 
«TT*r First Csse" 
FleMs A Frown 

AMERICAN floew) 
Holrnpp A Wella 
Wood'Q Animals 
Cnlprrmn fjoet* 
Geo Rsn*«U Co 
La Tltcomh 
Coogan A Cox 

BUty Klnksld 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
The Vsldos 
Ethel Mae Barker 
Morris A Beasley 
Tabor A Green 
Rice A Francis 
"Last Hope" 
Victoria Four 
Lockhsrdt A Leddy 
(One to All) 

GREELEY (loew) 

Bill Foster Co 

"Between Trains" 
Mae Weat 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Herahel Handler 
Geo Randall Co 
Herbert A Dennis 
Billy Klnksld 
(Three to fill) 

NATIONAL (loew) 
Lorry A Coulter 
Eugene Troupe 
Ben A Hasel Mann 
Billy Reeves 
Margaret Farrell 
(Two to fill) 

2d fealf 
Lou Hoffman 
"Thro Skylight" 
Gertrude Barnes 
Monarch Comedy 4 
Wood's Anlmala 
(Two to 1111) 

7TH AVE (loew) 

Monarch Comedy 4 
Gertrude Barnes 
Lockhart A Leddy 
(Three to fill) 

2d half 
Kaufman 81sters 
Weiss Troupe 
Margaret Deane 
Billy Reevea 
(Three to fill) 

Laurie A Aleen 
"Thro' Skylight" 
Mystic Bird 
Andy Rice 
The Brlgbtons 

2d half 
Madden A Clogg 
Alf Rlpon 
Lorry A Coulter 
"Between Trains" 
Holmes A Wells 
Robinson's Elephants 
DELANCEY (loew) 
Madden A Clogg 
Margaret Deane 
Edmund Haves Co 
Armstrong A Ford 
The Valdoa 
(Three to fill) 

2d half 
Beth Challis 
Old Soldier Fiddlers 
Laurie A Aleen 
i/elmore A Moore 
Andy Rice 
3 Alex 
(Two to fill) 

ORPHEUM (loew) 

Kaufman Sisters 
Mr A Mrs H Emmett 
Bud A Nellie Helm 
Robinson's Elephanta 
Sidney Phillips 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Eugene Troupe 

Franklyn Ardel Co 
Lew Welle 
Gliding O'Meers 
(Two to fill) 

LINCOLN (loew) 
Freddy James 
Rice A Francla 
Carbrey Broe 
Singer's Midgets 
(Two to All) 

2d half 
Tralnor A Helene 
"Way Out" 
Jones A Johnson 
Singer's Midgets 
(Two to fill) 


nianche Walsh Co 
Gcorgle Wood 
Llplnski'8 Dogs 
Coakley Hanvey A D 
Julia Curtis 
Jackson A McLaren 

Weston A Clnlre 
Ioleen Sisters 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
Nesblt ft Clifford 
Leonard ft Russell 
Marie Nordstrom 
Catherine Calvert Co 
Milton Pollock Co 
Van Hoven 
Mario A Duffy 

4 Nigh tons 

6 Military Dancers 

"Neptune's Garden" 
Chip A Marble 
Alan Brooks Co 
Bert Levy 
Harry Carroll 
Henry Lewis 
Wille Bros 
Devine A Williams 
Hopklna Slaters 

SHUBERT (loew) 
Ethel Mae Barker 
Morris A Beasley 
Avellng A Lloyd 
Whitney's Dolla 
Jlmmie Britt 
3 Alex 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Murphy A Foley 
Kitty Francla Co 
Duffy Geisler A L 
(Three to fill) 

FULTON (loew) 
Beth Challis 
Duffy Geisler A L 
Lou Hoffman 
"Last Hope" 
Jonea A Johnson 
Wels Troupe 

2d half 
Carbrey Bros 
Mr A Mrs H Emmett 
Bud A Nellie Helm 
"Eaay Money" 
Bush Bros 

FLATBUSH (loew) 
Gliding O'Meers 
Artie Hall 
Tralnor A Helene 
Lew Wells 
Edna M Spooner Co 
Romalne A Orr 
Bush Bros 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Cingalese Troupe 
Van A Ward Girls 
3 Lorettaa 
Edna M Spooner Co 
Margaret Farrell 
Edmund Hayes Co 
The DeBars 
(One to fill) 

BIJOU (loew) 
Old Soldier Fiddlers 
"Auto Bandit" 
Victoria Four 
(Three to fill) 
2d half 

"Auto Bandit" 
Mae Weat 
Kanazawa Trio 
(Three to fill) 

LIBERTY (loew) 
"The Criminal" 
Pop Ward 
Barlow'a Circus 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 

"Murder 1st Degree" 
Ben A Hazel Mann 
The Harolds 
(One to fill) 

COLUMBIA (loew) 
Gerard A West 
Ben Beyer Bro. 

"Murder 1st Degree" 
Marathon Comedy 4 
Gravotte Lavondre Co 

2d half 
Simpson A Deane 
Armstrong A Ford 
(Two to fill) 

Aleeay. If. Y. 

Mr A Mrs Morris 
Cbas Glbbs 
Strauss A Becker 
Johnson A Wells 
Guy Baldwin 3 
5 Frollcers 
Ward A Delmar 
Julia Edwards 
2d half 
Frank A Jordan 
Rosers Aerial Wonder 
LawrenreA HarrlnRton 
Empire Comedy 3 
Mav A Eddlss 
Willlch A Anita 
Dalton A Lovera 


ORPHEUM (ubo) 
(Splits with Easton) 
1st half 
Tho Sheldons 
Kelso A Lekhton 
Wilfred A Robert 
Electrical Venus 
(One to fill) 


ORPHEUM (ubn) 
(Splits with Johns- 

1st half 

Raymond A Holder 
"The Tamer" 
Mack Albright A M 
"Cheyenne Days'' 

Alton, 111. 

Broughton A Turner 

2d half 
King A King 
Bob Albright 

Ass Arbor. Mich. 

"Cinderella Girl" 

2d half 
Rose Garden 
Toota Pake Co 
Gaines A Brown 
Herbert Lloyd 

Atlas**, Ge. 


Jacob's Dogs 

Norcross A Holds- 

Flanagan A Edwards 

• Matinee Girls" 


The Joscarrys 

BaJtl snore 

Fannie Brice 
Rooney A Bent 
"Fixing the Furnace" 
Doyle A Dixon 
The Three Lyres 
Relne Davlea Co 
Roeder'a Invention 
Merles' Cockatoos 
Bessie's Cockatoos 
Wm O'Clare Girls 
Klein Bros 
Rose A Moon 
Alice Hanson 
Edwards Bros 
(One to fill) 

Battle Creek. Mlek. 

BIJOU (ubo) 
Margie Calvert 
Jones A Sylvester 
Lasky's "California" 
Bob Flnley 
Leltzel A Jeanette 

2d half 
Pollard Tab Co. 

Bay fifty, Mlek. 

BIJOU ( ubo) 

Spencer A Williams 
"#100.000 Reward" 
Olive Vail 
Ambler Bros 

2d half 

Dean Dorr A Dean 
Del Vachlo Champ Co 
Greater City 4 
Frank's Wild West 

BUMsaass, Moat. 

BABCOCK (loew) 
Phlllppl Quartet 
Mayor Lew Sbank 
Frank Stafford Co 
Morris A Allen 
Wolgas A Girlie 

BlrsnlaftTkasn. Ale. 

LYRIC (ubo) 
DeLesston Bros 
MAR Hart 
Mr Hymack 
Beaumont A Arnold 
Will Rogers 


KETTH'S (ubo) 
Toby Claude Co 
William Smith 
Una Clayton 
Morton A Austin 
Cecelia Wrlaht 
John R Gordon Co 
Lohse A Sterling 
(Others to fill) 

ORPHEUM (loew) 

McDermott A Wallace 
Royal Gascoynea 
Walter Brower 
Ladv Lou 
Madge Maltland 
Lamb's Manikins 
(One to All) 

2d half 
EMznbeth Cutty 
"Tust Half Way" 
fhrls Richards 
RHleclalre Broa 
(Four to fill) 

C.LORE (loew) 
Frt A Jack Smith 
Tabor A Green 
MnrtelPs Manikins 
(Three to flll> 
2d half) 
Jeanette Child's 
Lldn McMillan Co 
Harvev DeVora 3 
3 Glllls 
(Three to fill) 

ST JAMES (loew) 
Jeanette Chllds 
Wm Weston Co 
Moss A Fry 

Slgsbee's Dogs 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 
TatBU Bros 
Madge Caldwell 
Walter Brower 
Martell's Manikins 
(One to fill) 

Bridgeport, Coaa. 
POLl'S (ubo) 

lat half 
Chas Rosa Co 
Albert A Irving 
Rawls A Von Kaufman 
"Dairy Malda" 

2d half 
Gerrard A West 
Roeder A Cramp ton 
Pealaon A Goldle 
Archer A Bel ford 
O'Brien Bennett A G 
Derkln'a Anlmala 


8HEA8 (ubo) 
Blckel A Watson 
Joe JackBon 
Okabe Japs 
Howard A McCane 
Ethel McDonough 
Nan Halperin 
Redford A Winchester 


EMPRESS (loew) 
David Kalikoa 
Hartley A Pecan 
Marshall P Wilder 
"Grey of Dawn" 
«Reckless Trio 


Musical Nosaea 
Leo Cooper Co 
Marco Twlna 
Howard A Mason 
3 Arleys 

Cary, led. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
"Whirl of Mirth" 

Cedar Raplda, In. 

Llbby A Barton 
Marlon Harris Co. 
Neffaky Troupe 
Holden A Herron 
Richard Milloy Co 
Herron A Arnsman 
Klmiwa Troupe 
2d half 
Van A Belle 
May Taylor 
"Detective Keene" 
Al Abbott 
Klutlngs Animals 
(Two to fill) 

Champaign, 111. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Weber Girls 
Baron Llchter 
Princess Ka 
Antrim A Vale 
Majestic Musical 4 

2d half 
Nelson A Nelson 
Rooney A Bowman 
Martini A Maxmllllan 
Willing Bentley A W 
Dorsch A Russell , 

Charleston, S. C. 


(Splits with Savan- 

1st half 

Little Miss Jean 

I^azar A Dale 

Two Alfreds 

(Two to fill) 


Dolly Marshall 
Knight A Moore 
Mr A Mrs McDonald 
Patrick A Otto 
5 Monarchs A Maids 

MAJESTIC (orph) 
Eddie Foy Fam 
Bert Leslie Co 
Van A Scbenck 
Chick Sales 
Mr A Mrs Wilde 
Harabon A Qrohs 
Al Rover A Sis 
Clara Inge 

PALACE (orph) 
Blanche Ring Co 
Barnes A Crawford 
The Magleys 
Primrose 4 
J A L Cooper 
H Shone Co 
Cleo Gascogne 
Stelner 3 

ACADEMY (wva) 
Kirn? A King 
Hazel Morris Co 
Copeland A Payton 
Harry Gilbert 
Dorsch A Russell 

2d half 
Walter DeOrlo 
Williams A Wales 
Paul Klelst Co 
Dotson A Cordon 
Peuss f- FWrld 
McVICKER'S (loew) 
"Between R A 0" 
Klass A Rernle 
"Japanese Prince" 
Sandy Shnw 
Stewart A Dakln 
Ryan Pros 
Orcshnm A LaRue 
Fink's Circus 
Stewart Sisters 

WILSON (wva) 
Ray Conlln 

Thomas A Hell 
The Le Qrohs 
(Two to fill) 

24 half 
Freer Baggett A F 
Four Seasons 
Le Balre A Dawaon 
Apdale'a Circus 
(One to flllj 

AVENUE (wva) 
Erneat Alvo Tr 
Lou Chlha 
Wm French Co 
Durbar A Turner 
Gene Green 

2d half 
Gertrude Van Dyke 

A Bro 
Van Bros 
Flying Kays 
(Two to fill) 
STAR HIP (loew) 

1st half 
Rondas Trio 
Pepper Twins 
Johnnie Woods 
Olympic Trio 

24 half 
Federal League BBS 
Walter DeOrla, 
Real Quartette 
Beatrice Sweeney Co 
EMPRESS (loew) 

1st half 
Nowlln A St Clair 
Owen McGlveney 
Rockwell A v*ood 
Bennett Sisters 
Whiteside A Picks 

2d half 
Hippodrome Four 
The Stantons 
Geo A Lily Garden 
Eugene Emmett Co 
Bogart A Nelaon 
Wormwood's Anlmala 
COLONIAL (loew) 

lat half 
Grace DeWlnters 
Anderson A Golnes 
Musical Avaloa 
Harry Thompson 
Hyan Richfield Co 

2d half 
Greve A Coe 
Johnnie Woods 
Ryan Richfield Co 
Oscar Lorraine 
Mondane Phlllipa 
Campbell A Brady 
Cycling McNutta 

AMERICAN (loew) 
(Splits with Empress, 

KEDZIE (wva) 
Booth A Leander 
Gertrude Van Dyke A 

Hendricks Belle Isle 
(Two to fill) 

24 half 
Nelusco A Hurley 
Madlaon A Laird 
Raneoua A Nelson 
Jolly A Wild 
De Koe Troupe 


KEITH'S (Ubo) 
Louis Stone 
Newhoff A Phillips 
Darrell A Conway 
L do Cordova Co 
Conlln Steel Co 
"Bride Shop" 
Mullen A Coogan 
The Carltona 


HIP (ubo) 
3 Blondya 
Alt Holt 

Lamont's Minstrels 
Lucy Glllet 
3 Lelghtons 
Kitty Gordon 
Harry Cooper 
Woodman A Llnsgtn 


KEITHS (ubo) 
Sidney Baxter Co 
Marie Dorr 
The Langdons 
Dainty Marie 
Herman Tlmberg 
"Green Beetle" 
Fields A Lewis 
Toyo Troupe 


(Open Sun Mat) 
Chas Kellog 
Empire Comedy 4 
Klrksraith Sisters 
3 Hlckey Bros 
Chas McGoods Co 
Rarber A Jackson 
Mile Sldonle 

Danhury, Conn. 
. EMPRESS (loew) 
The Halklngs 
3 O'Nell Sisters 
Archer A Relford 
Weber A Elliott 
10 Dark Knights 

2d half 
Frank Gaby 
Thos P Jackson 
"On the Riviera" 
(Two to fill) 

Danville, ill. 

LYRIC (wva) 
"Nobody Home" 

2d half 
Mullaly Plngree Co 
Marie Stoddard 
(Two to fill) 

Davenport, la. 

. COLUMBIA (wva) 
Klutlng's Animals 
"Detective Keene" 

Pearl A Roth 

Mile Martha A 81s 

24 half 
Booth A Leander 
Melville A Higglns 
Jarvls A Harrison 

Decatwr, 111. 

EMPRESS (wva) 
Nelson A Nelson 
"When Love Is Young" 
Van Broa 
"Threads of Destiny" 

24 half 
Weber Girls 
Kenny A Hoi Us 
Copeland A Payton 
Broughton A Turner 
Ching Ling Hee 

Denver, Cel. 


Grover A Richards 
"Red Heads" 
Sebastian A Bentley 
El Rey Slaters 
Chas Howard Co 
Dorothy Toys 

EMPRESS (loew) 
Golden A Weat 
Sallie Stambler A B 
Holmes A Riley 
Cameron DeVitt Co 
Wilson Bros 
Slayman All Arabs 

Dee Melaee 

. (Open Bun Mat) 
Swor A Mack 
Parlllo A Frablto 
Hubert Dyer Co 
Joa Jefferson Co 
(One to fill) 


TEMPLE (ubo) 

Robt L Dalley Co 
The Canslnos 
Farber Olrla 
Klmberly A Mohr 
Great Howard 
Piplfax A Panlo 
Cummlnga A G4ady- 

FAMILY (ubo) 
Moore Brownie A C 
Doyle A Elaine 
DeRenxa A Ladue 
Howard A Burkholder 
George Dixon 
Haggerty A LeClalr 
Whitman A Davis 

Beatrice Morelle 6 
Olympla Desvall 
La Petite Duo 
Bruce Rlchardaon Co 
Ash A Shaw 
Jordon A Doherty 
Renee Bros 

Daoaque, la. 

"Sunnysldeof U'way ' 

2d half 
Llbby A Barton 
Jean Challon 
Rennle A Woods 
"'Broadway Love" 
Herron A Arnsman 
Mile Martha A Sis 


NEW GRAND (wva) 
Herbert's Dogs 
The Skatelles 
Grant Gardner 
Keno Welch A M 

2d half 
The Engfords 
Gardner A Nlcholal 
Weber Dolan A F 
Copeland Draper Co 

Mack A Walker 
C Oilllngwater Co 
Kremollna A Darra* 
Rae Samuels 
Loughlln's Doga 
(Two to fill) 

Baat St. Louie, 111. 

^VENUE (wva) 
King A King 
Gordon Highlanders 
Kenny A Hollls 
Toona's Indians 

2d half 
Jerome A Carson 
Kumry, Bush A Rob 
Kelley A Oalvln 
Gruber's Animals 

Eaaton, Pa. 

ABLE O H (ubo) 

(Splits with Allen- 

1st half 


Madden A Fltzpatrlck 

Rarto A Clark 

3 nilfords 

Jack Slmonds 

Edmonton. Can. 

"Mum's the Word" 
Mr A Mrs Rebyn 
Plerco A Roslyn 
Williams Bros 
Wright A Davis 
Menomee Aiken Co 

Kllaahefh. \. J. 
La Palva 

Seymour A Howard 
Maud Kimball Co 
Mark A Stlllwell 
Frank Whitman 
Joe Kramer Co 

2d half 
Rowen A Bowen 


Mary Ambrose 
Mack A Mack 
Geo Hickman Co 
Knox Wulson Co 
Lalla Selblnl Co 

Klkaart, lad. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Gordon A Klnley 
Wallace Galvln 
Lloyd Sabine Co 
Fiddler A 8 h el ton 
Dorsch & Russell 

2d half 
"Cinderella Girl" 

Brie, Pa. 

Burkhardt A White 
Alex Klda • 
F A L Bruch 
J as K McCurdy Co 
Anthony A Mack 
La Hoen A Dupreece 

ICvaaarvtlle. lasL 

NEW GRAND (wva) 
Dale A Boyle 
Merrlott Troupe 
Wm Morrow A Co 
McCormack A Wallace 
Dr Cook 

2d half 
The Bimbos 
Beatrice McKinzle A 

Puffy A Lorenc 
Dow A Dow 
Gordon B A Kangeroo 

Fall River. Msm. 

ACADEMY ( (loew) 
Circle Comedv 4 
"Just Half Way" 
Chris Richards 
3 Glllls 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Madge Maltland 
bady Lou 
Brady A Mahoney 
Royal Gascoyne 
(One to fill) 

Flint. Ml*k. 

(BIJOU (ubo) 
Murry Lore 3 
Pierce A Burke 
Holer A Boggs 
Green McH A Dean 
"Dance of Cities" 

2d half 
Seymour A Dupree 
De Michle Bros 
Mattle Choate A Co 
Rorden A Shannon 
Nick's Girls 

Ft. Wayae 

Maxwell Holden 
Santos A Hayes 
Harry Ellsworth Co 
Murray K Hill 
De Koe Troupe 
2d half 
Musical Fredericks 
Curtis A Hebard 
Madam Marlon Co 
Lynch A Zoeller 
Rose A Ellis 

Fort Worth 

MAJESTIC (inter) 
(Open Sun Mat) 
Clare Rawson Co 
Diamond A Rrennan 
Nans A Alexis 
Robt Fulgora 
Hager A Goodwin 
Paul Levan A DobbH 
Earl A Neal 

Graad Ma pi da. Mirk 

EMPRESS (ubo) 
Roland A Holts 
Fred Bosnian 
Hanlon Bros 
Lew Dockstader 
Svlvla Loval Co 
(Two to 1H1) 

fJrrea Ray, Win. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Jetter A Rogers 
Kelly A Drake 
Musical Conservatory 
Hopkins A Axtelle 
Imperial Japs 

Haaasaoad, Ind. 

ORPHEUM (wva) 
Karleton A KUfford 
Curtlss A Hlbhard 
Kenny No A Piatt 
Frear BndKett A F 

2d half 
"Neptune's Daughter" 

llnrrlahnrsr* Pa. 

ORPHEUM (ubo) 
McLollan A Carson 
Warren A Connelly 
Flo Irwin Co 
Courtney SlHters 
(One to fill) 

Hartford, Conn. 
POLl'S (ubo) 
1st half 
Mr Quick 
Brown A Rrown 
Acher A Relford 
O'Prlen Bennett A G 
Splssell R ft Mack 

2d half 
Grare Twins 
Ross A Co 
King Quartet 
Whipple Huston Co 
•Mbert A Irving 
Remple Sis Co 

ffohoken. N. J. 
LYRIC (loew) 
The Harolds 
Alf Rlpon 
Richard Wally 
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P. P. I. E. NOTES. 

San Francisco, Jan. 13. 

At sundown, Sunday, Jan. 10, the Panama 
Exposition gates were closed to the public and 
tourists so that the work of Installing the ex- 
hibits can go on without Interference and 
secrecy. Most of the exposition stands com- 
plete and probably the greatest task to be ac- 
complished before the opening, set for o'clock 
Saturday morning, Feb. 20. is getting the ex- 
hibits set up. The Exposition officials declare 
the big show will open on time and further 
state that the Exposition is ahead of schedule. 

Following the closing of the gates to visitors 
the sale of admission was made public. Gen- 
eral admission will be 00 cents ; children oyer 
ten, 25 cents ; under ten. free. Books contain- 
ing tickets for 288 admissions are now on sale 
at $10. The tickets may be transferred and 
good until used. Additional admission to vari- 
ous concessions will be charged. 

The closing of the gates to visitors from now 
until the opening will be a great disappointment 
to many, but particularly to the visiting mem- 
bers of theatrical companies. 

The "Zone" concessionaires nulled off what 
was termed a "Mummer's Parade" at the dedi- 
cation ball of the new Exposition-Civic Center 
Auditorium, Jan. 9. Each of the concession- 
aires was represented with at least one person 
In fancy masque costume symbolic of the show 
being represented. As a publicity stunt the 
parade succeeded in arousing a lot of local 
interest in the "Zone" attractions. 

In the Board of Public Works' report of the 
building permits issued during the past year Is 
an item which reads : "82 permits granted for 
Exposition buildings ; the total cost of the 82 
structures is quoted at $0,943,577." 

Frederic Thompson has changed the name of 
his concession from 'Toy land for Grown-Ups" 
to "Toyland Zone." 

The Bureau of Exploitation Is now installed 
in the Press Building. 


The Ingersoll Engineering Co. is con- 
structing a roller coaster at Long 
Beach, L. I. The ride will be mostly 
over the water. The cost will reach 


A company promoted and headed by 
Barney Oldfield, the motor expert, is 
constructing a mile and a quarter mo- 
tordome near ' Los Angeles. Special 
work will be done on the curves and 
the general construction of the track 
make it one of the fastest in the world. 


Louisville, Jan. 13. 
The fair grounds at Barbourville, Ky., 
were sold at auction last week for $3,- 
500. A corporation, which will be 
known as the Knox County Fair Co., 
bought the property. 

May Revive Cherry Carnival 
San Leandro, Cal. t Jan. 13. 
Plans are on foot to revive the Cher- 
ry Carnival this year. The Merchants' 
Association is considering the scheme, 
with a view of making it a special at- 
traction for tourists to visit San Lean- 
dro. In event a favorable decision is 
reached the affair will take place short- 
ly after the opening of the P. P. I. E. 

President of the Blue grass. 

Louisville, Jan. 13. 
Louis Lee Haggin was elected presi- 
dent of the Bluegrass Fair Association 
at a meeting held at Lexington, Ky., 
last week. Other officers chosen are: 
vice-presidents, James L. Gay and S. S. 
Coombs; secretary, John W. Bain; 
treasurer, John G. Cramer. The Blue- 
grass Fair will be held at Lexington, 
Aug. 2-7. 

Bringing Back Canarsie Park? 

A company is being formed to revive 
the Canarsie (L. I.) Beach Park, closed 
for some years. 


Louisville, Jan. 13. 

The proposal of J. L. Dent, secre- 
tary of the Kentucky State Fair, to 
rent stall space at the fair grounds 
here as assembling quarters for horses 
purchased from southern and western 
dealers for the French cavalry has 
aroused protest in some quarters. 

Stockmen say such a move invites 
disaster because of the probability of 
some of the animals so quartered be- 
ing diseased and thus endangering 
fancy Kentucky stock to be shown at 
the fair this year. It is unlikely the 
protests will influence the state fair 


Spokane, Jan. 13. 

The race for the job as secretary- 
manager of the Spokane Interstate 
Fair, probably the "fattest" fair job in 
the northwest, seems to have narrowed 
down to two men, A. J. Breitenstein 
of the Montana State Fair, and D. D. 
Olds of the Fair Hesperides, Wenat- 

Manager Robert H. Cosgrove, who 
has been in charge for several years, 
has resigned and will assist the trus- 
tees in the selection of his successor. 


Spokane, Jan. 13. 

A street carnival and celebration to 
rival in importance the Pow Wow held 
here in 1913, will be staged August 2-8 
during the national convention of the 
Fraternal Order of Eagles in Spokane. 
The entertainment feature will be put 
on by "The Knights of the Pack 
Saddle," an auxiliary organization of 
local members of the order. Twenty 
thousand visitors are counted on to 

Kentucky Fair Elects Officers. 
Louisville, Jan. 13. 
J. L. Dent of Louisville was re-elected 
secretary of the Kentucky State Fair 
at a meeting of the State Board of Ag- 
riculture Jan. 7. L. B. Shropshire of 
Louisville was named as assistant sec- 
retary and Ed. Dubeck, Louisville, su- 
perintendent of the grounds. E. R. 
Renaker of Cynthiana has been ap- 
pointed to membership on the board by 
Gov. McCreary, to succeed J. M. Terry, 
who died recently. 

Apology Side-Tracked Prosecution. 

Philadelphia, Jan. 13. 
Because a petty officer and six sailors 
were refused admittance into the Pal- 
ace Skating Rink in West Philadelphia 
last week while wearing the uniform of 
the United States navy, Alfred Painter, 
the proprietor, warded off threatened 
prosecutions by an apology to Com- 
mandant Benson of the Philadelphia 
Navy Yard. • 

Fair Ground's Stables Burned. 
Easton, Md., Jan. 13. 
The large stables and barns at the 
Talbot County fair grounds, on the sub- 
urbs of Easton, used by those training 
horses at the track, were destroyed by 
fire last Saturday night. The loss is 
between $2,000 and $3,000, 


The Barnum & Bailey and not the 
Ringling show will be the circus at- 
traction at the Madison Square Gar- 
den this spring. It will open around 
March 25. 

Fred Bradna, of Bradna & Derrick, 
will be the equestrian director. 

Bradna was practically engaged to 
run the horse entertainment at the 
New York Hippodrome circus that 
opens this month, but advices from cir- 
cus headquarters made him change his 
mind, and he will again be seen with 
the Barnum & Bailey organization. 


San Francisco, Jan. 13. 

A "penny" traveling pit show struck 
town last week and began doing busi- 
ness on the street corners. The outfit 
consisted of a miniature wagon pat- 
terned after the regulation circus box 
wagon and drawn by a team of goats. 
On top of the wagon was a "peep hole" 
and the sides bore the words painted in 
big letters, "Alaskan Grey Fox; 1 Cent 
a Peep." 

The driver made the opening and did 
the spieling. When asked how busi- 
ness was he replied: "I've no kick com- 
ing; I'm getting by." 


Cincinnati, Jan. 13. 
Jerry Daly, for many years manager 
of the John Robinson circus privilege 
car, was shot and killed in Havana, 
Cuba, late last week. His home was 
in this city. A wire came here giving 
the information. 


Chicago, Jan. 13. 

Mike Barnes of the F. M. Barnes, 
Inc., Park and Fair Agcency, left Chi- 
cago for Alberquerque this week for a 
month's rest. 

Barnes, a brother of Fred, and him- 
self an active fair man, is suffering 
from a nervous breakdown. 

Vera Peters, who until recently con- 
ducted a ten per cent, agency in Chi- 
cago, was engaged to succeed Barnes. 


Reading, Pa., Jan. 13. 

At the annual meeting of the Read- 
ing Fair Association held here last 
week, the treasurer reported a balance 
of $954.46. Recently a beautiful site 
was purchased along the Wyomissing 
boulevard for a fair grounds, but there 
is not sufficient funds in hand to con- 
tinue this progress. The fair this year 
may be held in the Auditorium. This 
will eliminate horse racing and many 
other interesting features. 

The Lebanon Valley (Pa.) Fair As- 
sociation at its annual meeting elected 
W. H. Bollman, president; John A. 
Bollman, secretary and superitendent 
of the grounds, and Charles Havard, 

The annual financial report of the 
York County (Pa.) Fair Association 
shows that the fair last Oct. earned 
$8,900. The receipts were $33,500. 

The Northampton County (Pa.) 
Fair Association, which conducts the 
Nazareth Fajr, has elected William K. 
Shinier, president. 


From all Indications the storm raging tor 
some time among the high officials of the West- 
ern Skating Association has blown over and all 
concerned are beginning to look upon the 
bright side again. 

The Coliseum Rink, Chicago, under the 
supervision of L. M. Richardson, closed Jan. 
8 at the expiration of a ten weeks' lease. The 
management had taken every precaution to 
give the skating enthusiasts a high-class up- 
to-date rink with good attractions almost every 
week, Including such well-known stars as Adel- 
aide D'Vorak and the DeSjlvias. The Coliseum 
was operated under enormous expense and did 
exceptionally well. It is Mr. Richardson's in- 
tention to transfer the floor and equipment to 
another suitable building if arrangements can 
be made. 

Interest in hockey at the Columbia University 
is bo great this winter, a big outdoor rink is 
being planned by the Athletio Association. 

Edward Krahm, holder of the amateur cham- 
pionship of Michigan, will skate a series of. 
races with any skater In the country in the 
rink offering the best Inducements. 

L. Hammel, manager and owner of the Audi- 
torium Rink, Duluth. and the Mammoth Rink. 
Virginia, Minn., is drawing large crowds at 
both rinks with many up-to-date attractions. 

Ferd Thaman, until recently floor manager 
of the Wayne Gardent*. Detroit, is now manag- 
ing one of the most unique rinks in the country 
at Ann Harbor, Mich. The rink is constructed 
differently and a as proven a big success. The 
first floor, 00 x 186, is used for ice skating; the 
second floor, which consists of a gallery all 
around, 30 feet wide. Is utilised for roller skat- 
ing. The band stand is elevated so Pinner's 
Orchestra, of eight pieces, can furnish the 
music for both floors. 


Chicago, Jan. 12. 

Charges of professionalism against 
Robert G. McLean, international ice 
skating champion, have been dropped 
by the International Skating Union, 
upon McLean appearing before the 
board of control of the Union, and re- 
linquishing all claim to amateur stand- 
ing. It was charged that McLean had 
given exhibitions at the College Inn, 
Chicago, for which he was paid. 

The charges had been the subject of 
a long dispute between the Union and 
the Western Skating Association. 

The W. S. A. board of control has 
ordered the expulsion of Leo J. Brim 
for the part he took in organizing the 
National Roller Skating Association. 
At the same session President Fitzger- 
ald was exonerated of all charges 
against him. 


Atlantic City, Jan. 13. 
A roller skating rink has been opened 
on the outer circle of the dance hall 
on the Million Dollar Pier. The ball- 
room floor when built was constructed 
for roller skating. 

Wild Over Bowling Only. 

Lowell, Mass., is deploring the fact 
there is not a suitable hall in that town 
for either basket-ball or polo. The 
city has gone wild over bowling. 
There are 75,000 people in Lowell. 

Rink at Earlington, Ky. 

Louisville, Jan. 13. 
Ben Wilson has opened a roller 
skating rink in the Armory at Earling- 
ton, Ky. 

Weidemann Taking Out a Show. 

Tom Weidemann, who formerly had 
out the Kit Carson wild west, may have 
another show under canvas next sum- 

If you don't advertise In VARIETY, 
don't advertise. 




Initial Prosontation, First Anpoamnce 

or Roappoaranco In or Around 

New York 

"On File'* (travesty), Hammerstein's. 

George Murphy and Bonita, Hammer- 

Battling Nelson, Hammerstein's. 

"Eloping/' Hammerstein's. 

Max and Mabel Ford (New Acts). 

Tiny Tot, Hammerstein's. 

Helen Ware and Co., Palace. 

Mile. Isabel Rodriquez, Palace. 

Condon, Devereaux and Co., Colonial. 

Josie Heather ft Co., Colonial. 

Billy Watson and Co., Alhambra. 

Ernest R. Ball, Hudson, Union Hill. 

De An gel is, Moore and Belcher. 

Farce Operetta. 

30 Mins.; Full Stage (Interior). 

Fifth Avenue. 

Jefferson De Angelis, George Leon 
Moore and Frank Belcher constitute 
the personnel. All are well known to 
musical comedy and Mr. De Angelis 
more or less to vaudeville. The act the 
trio is presenting will not do for big 
time. The story was evidently intended 
to be played in a rapid in-and-out-of- 
door farcical manner and the interpola- 
tion of the musical numbers shows the 
action to such an extent that the value 
of the tale is lost. Another fault is that 
much depends upon the lyrics of the 
numbers. The plot deals with the efforts 
of a lodging house keeper to obtain all 
of the money possible out of his estab- 
lishment and therefore he rents one 
room to two men. One is a night- 
worker, the other is employed in the 
daytime. Neither is aware of the ar- 
rangement. When the day-worker 
finally gets a holiday and returns home 
unexpectedly he discovers his quar- 
ters are occupied by what he believes 
is an intruder. Complications and ex- 
planations, and for a finish both men 
discover they have been engaged to 
the same woman. As both escaped her 
they swear eternal friendship. Mr. De 
Angelis is the day-worker; Mr. Moore, 
the night man, and Mr. Belcher, the 
lodging house keeper. The three play 
very well together, and it seems rather 
a pity they haven't a vehicle mor-.' 
worthy their efforts. It does appear 
as though all of the trio might remain 
together and evolve a comedy act in 
"one" that should get over. Jeff, as 
McWeeveT of "Rob Roy;" Moore, as 
Aladar of "The Spring Maid," and 
Belcher in the role he played in 
"Sweethearts," might do it. The cos- 
tuming of these characters would bring 
them into memory and a speedy routine 
of talk between the ghosts of comic 
opera favorites of the past might de- 
velop into something worth while. 

Pesce and Termini. 


14 Mins.; One. 


Young men. Taller plays violin 
while smaller chap handles harp. The 
latter sure thumps the big instrument 
and tackles late song numbers without 
any hesitancy. This team goes after 
rags in a manner sure to hit any pop 
house right. 

Henrietta Crosman and Co. (3). 

"Thou Shalt Not Kill" (Drama). 

Four (Interior-Special Set). 


The playlet of Henrietta Crosman's 
is a dialog on universal peace, as be- 
tween nations. It is the subject likely 
to be selected in a neutral country dur- 
ing the present war, and "Thou Shalt 
Not Kill" is neutral. The sketch was 
written by Maurice Campbell. The 
characters are listed as A Man, A 
Woman, A Boy and A Soldier. The 
woman is living with her only son, 
age 16. Her husband was killed in a 
previous war. She instills into her boy 
refusal to join the army is not coward- 
ice; that it requires a braver man to 
refuse than to go. The mother terms 
the war-call the animal instinct still 
left in the human. This portion is a 
duolog between herself and son. with 
some sure fire applause lines, such as 
"A little commonsense with a few po- 
licemen and a country will be all right." 
Martial music is heard. A soldier en- 
ters the house. It is conscription. 
Every citizen over 15 must enroll. The 
mother says her son shall not go; the 
hoy says he will not; the soldier asks 
him if he is afraid; the mother replies 
she has taught him; he is all she has 
left; she will not lose her son as she 
did his father. The soldier replies he 
would have a better chance with the 
army than at home, for his orders are 
to take him away, dead or alive. The 
mother yields, and the boy goes. 
There is a duolog also between the 
mother and the soldier. Gerald Bid- 
good played the boy, doing the best 
of those in the playlet. Too much 
open face talk for the remainder, and 
it is not a strong peace appeal, nor is it 
straightforward, the author leaving the 
point in doubt at the finish. In fact, 
the subject was better treated and 
summed up in a new song issued last 
week, entitled "I Didn't Raise My Boy 
to Be a Soldier." Sime. 

Helen and Howard. 

Dances and Violin. 

12 Mins.; Two (Curtain). 


A pop house act poorly arranged for 
hest results. The woman first appears 
and after a song and dance is followed 
by the man, who plays the violin in the 
orchestra pit. Then he joins her on 
the stage, and as he plays does a 
dance around the stage. Just what the 
dance is no one knew. The man has 
the kind of musical hair that saves 
barber's bills. 

Mary Ambrose. 

Songs and Violin. 

8 Mins.; One. 

Mary Ambrose plays the violin, sings 
and makes several announcements. 
Her vo^al numbers made the best im- 
pression Tuesday night. Miss Ambrose' 
singing in several foreign tongues 
elicited proper appreciation in such a 
cosmopolitan neighborhood. Miss Am- 
brose takes herself too seriously, judg- 
ing from her performance. Her act is 
best suited to the pop houses where the 
audiences arc not so exacting. 

Yarro Miyake. 

Jiu Jitsu Wrestler. 

15 Mins.; Full Stage. 


Yarro in his own line is there. 
Miyake has an announcer whose face 
at the Polo Grounds is more familiar 
than the beer sign in center field. The 
announcer states as it is printed on 
the program that Miyake will meet all- 
comers and throw them within seven 
minutes. Failing, he will change his 
regular business to philanthropist and 
give coin away. Two wrestling as- 
pirants are allowed at each perfor- 
mance. Monday evening it looked as 
though the wrestlers were trying to 
demonstrate the difference between 
this new style and the more popular 
sport, the Graeco-Roman. It was also 
shown that no holds are barred except 
possibly the eye-brow and the eye-lash 
pull. It was also understood that bit- 
ing was prohibited. The first aspirant 
for some change was a lady-like young 
fellow from Australia. He lasted one 
minute, but made it known his leg 
wasn't to be broken by slapping the 
mat. A wrestler admits defeat in that 
way at this style. Then came the 
Greek Demon. He looked it twice 
over. Big of chest and biceps with 
air of a well satisfied rooster, he strut- 
ted out upon the rostrum. Then the 
roughness began. He lifted the Jap 
up again and again and with each 
again, would drop him not easily to 
the floor. When tired of this pastime, 
he tried manicuring the yellow man's 
throat. It looked like a strangle scene 
for a minute. But the Jap managed to 
slip out of the difficulties the Greek De- 
mon placed him in. The audience re- 
sponded like all audiences do when the 
challenger looks like staying, and the 
excitement was high. After the Greek 
came close to getting the money four 
or five times the Jiu Jitsu expert nearly 
broke his leg, and as the Greek denied 
him this pleasure, the evening's wrest- 
ling was through. Miyake is a good 
attraction, though he should be placed 
in neighborhoods carefully selected. 
It is not pretty the way it is 
done, though the real Jiu Jitsu 
wrestling is. Perhaps though if the 
style was followed closely the interest 
in the money end would not be there. 
Any act that can make an audience 
yell is approved, and this one did at 
Hammerstein's Monday night. But it 
is more suitable to a burlesque com- 
pany than a vaudeville house with a 
family trade. 


Initial Presentation of LofitisaaU 
Attractions in Now York 

The Glorias. 
Modern Dancers. 
10 Mins.; Full Stage. 

As society dancers, the Glorias have 
one thing in their favor that will 
recommend them for the big time, and 
that is the "skating Janre." used to 
ilo^e the act. If it was not too hard 
work and they could stand the muscu- 
lar strain it would be a very good idea 
for the team to do all of their numbers 
as a burlesque on the modern dance 
done by skaters. Their opening num- 
ber is a waltz, followed by what 
seemed to be a combination of the 
maxixe and tango. The third and clos- 
ing number is the skating dance. 

Granville Barker Co., Wallack's (Jan. 

Orville Harrold. 




It was about six years ago Oscar 
Hammerstein plucked Orville Harrold, 
tenor, out of a quartet singing on his 
Victoria stage as a "turn," to burst 
forth later in grand opera. Then Mr. 
Harrold was an unnamed member of 
four singers. Now he is the headliner 
at the Palace, upon his return to vau- 
deville (barring a week at Hammer- 
stein's about a couple of years ago). 
The program says "Gus Edwards pre- 
sents, for the first time in vaudeville," 
which is literally true, as it was Gus 
Edwards who put that quartet on at 
Hammerstein's. Mr. Harrold was in 
good voice. His opening was divided 
into three sections: (a) "A Wondrous 

Performance," (b) "Such is Fame," 
(c) "Pagliacchi." He changed from 
character costume to evening dress for 
the encore, with "I'm Falling in Love 
With Some One" from "Naughty 
Marietta" (which Harrold made popu- 
lar in that production), and concluded 
with another encore number. During 
his first exit term, a concert grand ac- 
companist, Emil Polak, played a classi- 
cal number with his left hand. It was 
the only bump to the class of Mr. 
Harrold's turn. This one-handed piano 
playing is funny. Mike Bernard can 
play two different melodies with his 
two different hands, simultaneously, 
and if Mike will stand for it, it may be 
said that Mike could play two tunes 
just the same with either hand. That's 
trick stuff anyway, not built for grand 
opera, and it has been done before, be- 
fore Emil tried it, at least In vaude- 
ville. Mr. Harrold is a good vaudeville 
card, his voice and his rep guarantee 
that, particularly his rep (otherwise 
known as "name" or reputation). But 
there have been other grand opera 
singers on the vaudeville stage, with a 
more pleasing repertoire to the vaude- 
ville ear. who didn't travel far, because 
of the absence of that rep attachment. 


La vine and Inman. 
"Sally's Visit" (Comedy). 
17 Mins.; Full Stage (Special; Rural 

Lavine and Inman have a little rural 
act, bound to please 'em around the 
New York pop houses. A special 
country house and barn setting is car- 
ried. The man as a piping, roaring bump- 
kin is tinkering around the place with 
his tin pails when a city girl enters. 
Of course, she is Sally, the boy's old 
sweetheart, who had run away with a 
circus. Sally later does a slack-wire 
stunt, disrobing to the abbreviated at- 
tire that, of course, astonishes the 
rube. The man sings several rural 
songs. A pleasing act for the three-a- 



Marie Nordstrom. 

"Bits of Acting." 

14 Mine.; One (5); Full Stage (9). 


Marie Nordstrom in private life is 
Mrs. Henry Dixie. This is not a se- 
cret, as the Colonial program carries 
the information. Mr. Dixey is also on 
the bill at the Colonial, and inasmuch 
as the acts presented by both are in 
a measure similar Mr. Dixey very gal- 
lantly permits his wife to have the first 
chance at the audience. It has its ad- 
vantages, for if the audience likes Miss 
Nordstrom's material and expresses its 
appreciation, Henry knows that he 
will not have to work exceedingly 
hard to pjease them, for his is the 
same sort of candy wrapped in a dif- 
ferent colored paper. Miss Nordstrom 
is billed as presenting "Bits of Act- 
ing" and the audience at the Colonial 
Monday night seemed to enjoy the 
"bits." She opened in one with a lit- 
tle patter in rhyme, stating her previ- . 
ous experiences in vaudeville and the 
advice she received from a vaudeville 
girl after doing a "flop." This was 
amusing. The real action did not ar- 
rive until the drop rose and revealed 
a parlor set for the acting. Miss 
Nordstrom has two roles which she 
plays, as a matter of fact she plays 
them twice. In each she is the wife. 
Each scene is done as it would occur 
in actual life and then as it would be 
done on the stage. The latter por- 
trayals are simply broad burlesque of 
stage characterization, unless they 
w4ere drawn from the cheapest rep 
companies. However, they serve their 
purpose for vaudeville in securing 
laughs and that really is the only rea- 
son they are there. Miss Nordstrom 
is quite pretty and has a number of 
charming mannerisms that assist her 
materially in winning the audience. 
She should though take greater pains 
with the detail of her makeup. Mon- 
day night her arms and the backs of 
her hands were a dead white and the 
contrast with the palms was too great. 
The nail rouge that she uses may have, 
been responsible for the tips of her 
fingers appeared as though she had 
just dipped them in blood. 

Theodore Friebus and Co. (2). 
"The Ether Cure" (Comedy). 
15 Mina.; Three (Interior). 

Theodore Friebus is a stock lead. 
He was engaged by the Academy man- 
agement (knowing that he had had 
long stay in the house when stock was 
in vogue) in the hope that his name 
and subsequent presence in tab dra- 
matics would bolster up business. 
Friebus appeared in a little comedy 
skit entitled "The Ether Cure." While 
there isn't a chance of- it reaching the 
big time yet in the 14th street neigh- 
borhood it found a response i: ly 
amazing when one considers the ske: h 
itself. Friebus is a yiwc man .1 n is 
to be operated upon and who telh the 
cut 'em up doc's assistant hit If is 
crazy in love with Nu:-«-e Helen 1-ther 
puts Jerry to sleep am. 'lie Mir an- 
nounces that the he.vl ur^c< m vill not 
he able to be then . T rrv. uuh the 
influence, makes vk> - i lo\ ■ -. 'he 
moustached attendan )<r\\c i >im 

to he Helen. He nK<- mist ' Mien 

for the assistant. It's silly sure enough 
and sillier are the antics of Friebus. It 
is no role for a leading man, but 
Friebus was in his old stamping 
ground and it didn't matter apparently. 
The supporting company was on a par 
with the piece. 

Irene and Bobbie Smith. 


14 Min.; One. 


Irene and Bobbie Smith make up a 
comely sister act with one of the girls 
at the piano and handling the ballads, 
while her sister uses comic numbers, 
and is the real worker of the act. The 
two open with "Savannah," the come- 
dienne starting off nicely. The straight 
uses "1 Didn't Raise My Son To Be A 
Soldier" for the second number, giv- 
ing her partner a chance for a change. 
Although not possessing anything re- 
markable in the way of a voice she 
gets this pleasing war number over 
nicely. The comedy member uses 
"Suffering Daughter of a Suffragette" 
in a way that makes it surefire. An- 
other song is rendered in the usual 
style, with the two seated on a piano 
bench, and "Baseball Rag" is used as 
a closer. It brings the one girl plenty 
of laughs. Several changes made are 
attractive to look at. Irene and Bob- 
bie Smith compose a sister act that 
should fare nicely. 


(Continued from page 11.) 
with $8,100. Record previously held 
by "The Dummy." It will be beaten 
this week by "Innocent," which indi- 
cated Wednesday $8,400 would be 
reached, it having gone $50 or so ahead 
of "Loving" at each performance up to 
that time. The Grand opera house 
at 8th avenue and 23d street (Klaw 
& Erlanger) doing very poorly, 
from $3,000 to $3,500 a week. Trying 
to lease house at $55,000; $35,000 re- 
ported best offer yet made for it by 
small time vaudeville managers. 

Three of A. H. Woods' plays hold 
the house record in all the Greater 
New York combination theatres (ex- 
cepting De Kalb, Brooklyn, which none 
played). These are the Bronx, Grand 
opera house, Standard (New York); 
Montauk, Majestic and Broadway, 
Brooklyn. At the Bronx, as a sample 
in comparison to business usually done, 
"Potash & Perlmutter" did $$,900, 
playing a return date there last week 
to $8,400; Julian Eltinge in "The Crin- 
oline Girl" got $9,700 (Eltinge played 
to $7,200 at the Standard Christmas 
week); and "The Yellow Ticket" 
brought the Bronx $8,600, with the pos- 
sibility of "Innocent" with Pauline 
Frederick breaking all the records. 

The big time vaudeville theatres 
have been doing very well since 
Thanksgiving. Two headliners have 
been pulling capacity business into the 
Keith houses in Greater New York. 
They are Eva Tanguay and Evelyn 
Nesbit. Miss Tanguay has surprised 
New York with the strength of her 
come-back. Appears more popular 
than ever. Miss Nesbit was an un- 
known quantity for a Keith engage- 
ment. Looked upon as a freak attrac- 
tion. Miss Nesbit and Jack Clifford 
presented an accepted vaudeville act. 

Opened at Orpheum, Brooklyn, at 
$1,000 for week, with " understanding 
further time at $2,000 weekly would be 
given if she did the business over 
there. She did, the Harry Thaw pub- 
licity again breaking just right for her. 
Keith's Palace putting in huge busi- 
ness-compelling bills that are a steady 
exceptional draw. This week's open- 
ing at the Palace, however, was light. 
Hammerstein's has picked up of late. It 
is going in for style of program best 
suited to house disregarding "name" 
acts submited that mean nothing other- 
wise to that theatre. Looks like a sen- 
sible policy and Hammerstein's is re- 
gaining the distinction it noce held as 
a unique hall of entertainment. 

The small time has had its ups and 
downs. The biggest gainer in business 
of late in New York pop vaudeville is 
the William Fox Circuit. A change 
recently made in its booking depart- 
ment propped up patronage almost im- 
mediately. The Loew Circuit has its 
good houses and its poor ones. The 
American, New York, and Orpheum, 
Boston, are still the stars of that, cir- 
cuit. Wesley Rosenquest's 14th 
Street theatre, one of the earliest pop 
vaudeville houses in the city, never had 
a losing week until this season, when 
it commenced to take weekly losses of 
$300 and $400. Management sought to 
locate reason. Asked patrons through 
slips to state whether they preferred 
straight vaudeville or pictures. Most 
of the answers said, "Take out the or- 
gan." (An organ had been used to 
play for the vaudeville acts as well as 
the pictures.) The vaudeville policy 
was then shifted to pictures. 

The Columbia (Columbia Burlesque 
Circuit) has been doing around $6,000. 
It dropped off $1,000 weekly earlier in 
the season, but has picked up within 
the past eight weeks. Did $1,000 more 
Christmas week than Christmas, 1914, 
and "The Social Maids" New Year's 
week broke the house record, getting 
$8,400 (through extra show New 
Year's Eve). 

The season's burlesque winner from 
a box office standpoint is the Olympic 
on Nth street, taking all kinds of 
chances with its shows and seldom 
falling below $4,000 on the week, 
almost the full capacity of 12 per- 

The Strand is still the big picture 
house of the east. It runs from $11,- 
000 to $13,000 every week. The excel- 
lent house management here and the 
careful attention given theatre, also 
programs, with the house itself, are 
the reasons for the big business. 
Other Broadway picture or pop vaude- 
ville theatres not doing so well, except- 
ing Locw's Herald Square (pictures) 
very good, and Walter Rosenberg's 
Savoy (pictures) now drawing steady 


St. Paul, Jan. 13. 
Marshall P. Wilder, the humorist, 
died here Sunday of heart disease ag- 
gravated by a slight attack of pneu- 
monia. The body was shipped to rela- 
tives in New York. Mr. Wilder had 
been in ill health for two weeks and 
had been forced to cancel vaudeville 
engagements. He was 56 years old. 
Mr. Marshall's wife died two years 
ago. Grief over his loss had much to 
do with the physical collapse which 
ended in his death this week. He was 
born in Geneva, N. Y., the son of 
Louis De Valois Wilder, a practicing 
physician, and early became a local 
notable by reason of his sunny dispo- 
sition and wit, despite his physical de- 
fects, for he was a hunchback and 
dwarf. His first stage appearance was 
as a subject of Dr. Carpenter, a mes- 
merist. In 1884 he appeared before 
King Edward by royal command and 
thus established his reputation as a 
raconteur. Mr. Wilder was an en- 
thusiastic follower of baseball. He 
leaves two children. In his theatrical 
career he amassed a considerable for- 
tune. His home was in Atlantic City, 
N. J. 

Telegram* received here announce 
the death of George Taylor, of thii 
city, who was killed in a fall from a 
balloon at Jacksonville, Fla., last week. 
Taylor was 23 years old and had been 
a professional aeronaut since seven- 

Los Angeles, Jan. 13. 
Prof. Adolph Willhartitx, a musician 
of note and first president of the 
Gamut Club, aged 78 years, died here 
yesterday of pneumonia. A son and 
daughter survive. 

Spokane, Jan. 13. 
Mme. Wanda (in private life Mrs. 
Sarah O'Rourke) died here Jan. 10, 
after a long illness. She was a familiar 
figure on the western vaudeville cir- 
cuits and at fairs. 

Henry Fagan Schmidt, a stage car- 
penter, died in Baltimore city late last 
week. He was 56 years old. 

Los Angeles, Jan. 12. 
Dr. Harry P. Travers, former hus- 
band of Grace Travers, actress, died 
here a few days ago of ptomaine 
poisoning. Miss Travers is now the 
wife of Joseph Montrose, manager of 
the Majestic, Oakland. . 

Kinzie Higgins (known on the stage 
as Van Kinzie), a brother of David, 
Milton and Ben S. Higgins, died in 
Brooklyn Nov. 30. He was 48 years 



Of Mr Boloved Brother 

BOB SCOTT (Samuel L Robinson) 

Who departed from us Dec. 10, 1014. 
Many thank* for the kind letters and telegrams of condolence which wore so 
abundant It was Impossible for me to acknowledge personally. 





Orville Harrold (New Acts) and 
Valeska Suratt, co-hcadliners on this 
week's Palace program, couldn t fill 
the house Monday night. The remain- 
der of the bill looked well on paper, 
and the trouble with the Palace at- 
tendance might be difficult to explain, 
unless it was just an off night. 

Miss Suratt closed the first half, with 
her "Black Crepe and Diamonds." It 
is her final week of this vaudeville 
tour. She is joining the new Winter 
Garden revue. Melvin Stokes is in the 
role first assumed by George Baldwin. 
He passes, but is not the fin- 
ished artist for that sort of work Mr. 
Baldwin is. Honey and Honey are the 
dancing team, replacing Weber and 
Wilson. The newcomers are a couple 
of young people who have a long*way 
yet to go to stand up with the leaders, 
though on their behalf it should be 
stated they followed the Gardiner Trio 
with many of the same kind of dances. 
The Suratt act did as well as 
could be expected on another 
return date on Broadway, and Miss 
Suratt attracted notice as usual, 
with some new gowns and the latest 
r style in hair dress. Harry Fizgerald 
(the agent) (somehow is up to the 
minute on this sort of thing) said it 
was the "Psyche Knot." The way Val 
had her hair done up, however, just 
seemed like a Sis Hopkins style, and 
it did not help her appearance. But 
Suratt is always freaky in dress of 
some kind, and this went like the rest. 

The laughing riot of the show was 
Joe Jackson, the tramp comedy cyclist, 
opening after intermission. Jackson 
kicked up more mirth than a Keystone 
slapstick could have done in that 
house. If Jackson plays around New 
York often enough, he is apt to drive 
away all other cycle turns, singles or 
in groups, for the audiences seemingly 
never tire of this exceptionally clever 

It was a hardship for Mr. and Mrs. 
Jack McGreevy in their rural charac- 
ters to follow the big laughing hit. 
They passed, mostly through Mr. Mc- 
Greevy's comedy character of an old 
rube violin player, and a few homely 
remarks. The McGreevys seem more 
adapted for quiet neighborhoods than 
a large Broadway theatre, although on 
earlier they might have gone better. 
The "No. 4" spot, held by Nan Hal- 
perin, would have suited them. It's 
questionable, however, if Miss Hal- 
perin could have taken the exchange. 
She is a girl, according to the program, 
resting upon her personality, that 
made itself most evident in a traves- 
tied soprano number, not new in idea 
nor execution, but well put over by this 
girl, who goes a bit too far when tak- 
ing it upon herself to belittle a "vau- 
deville soubret" without giving proof 
before or after that she has the artis- 
tic ability herself to laugh at the others 
upon the stage. Also Miss Halperin 
announces the soprano burlesque as 
one upon "The Tetrazzini of Vaude- 
ville," which is the billing of Eva Shir- 
ley, a vaudevillian. It is not, however, 
a travesty upon Miss Shirley; it runs 
more for Relic Storey and some of the 
"double voiced" singers. Miss Halperin 
got some loud laughs with it, but not do- 

ing nearly as well with "The Bride," 
a number too slow for the opening and 
not over well handled by her. An en- 
core that sounded suspicious in its 
start (a single man in the rear com- 
mencing and keeping it up) brought 
the girl back after the curtain had gone 
up for the Suratt turn. The actual ap- 
plause did not warrant this or Miss 
Halperin's prepared speech. The girl 
holds good promise, but a cranial in- 
flation might spoil her. She had best 
be left alone to work herself up. At 
present considerable assurance is dis- 

The show did not start any too well. 
The Gardiner Trio, opening, have their 
old dances and old music. If they 
have no more enterprise than this, it 
looks as though they were headed for 
the small time. Charles and Fanny 
Van in "A Case of Emergency" were 
"No. 2," not getting a great deal. Mrs. 
Van needs to tone down her voice. 
Henrietta Crosman in a sketch (New 
Acts) was next. 

After the McGreevys came Harrold, 
and Haveman's Animals closed the 
show. Rime. 


It was with mournful voices the 
speculators on upper 7th avenue were 
calling their wares at regular prices 
Tuesday evening. Evelyn Nesbit was 
the Alhambra attraction and the 
"specs" were right in believing that big 
business would prevail, but no one fig- 
ured on the riot of a night Tuesday 
turned out. The wind driving the rain 
down 7th avenue in awful gusts took 
the prospective audience literally off 
its feet before the show had a chance. 
This must have kept hundreds away 
from the Harlem vaudeville house. 

The show was a smooth one, run 
through in quick style, growing bet- 
ter toward the finish and working up 
tc a dandy ending. 

Evelyn Nesbit and Jack Clifford re- 
ceived an ovation when they appeared 
to do their act. Miss Nesbit is now 
a vaudeville favorite and the confidence 
with which she is working helps the 
act. After singing her two songs in 
"one" Miss Nesbit does the usual 
routine of fast dancing with Clifford. 
The pair are dancing better each time 
they are seen. 

Foster Ball and Ford West, as usual, 
pulled down their share of the laughs 
with their excellent character study. 

Madden and Fitzpatrick in "The 
Turn of the Tide" interested through- 
out. Madden, besides being an excel- 
lent comedian, can certainly make him- 
self at home at the piano. 

Rosie Lloyd was given the toughest 
spot on the bill. In the "No. 2" posi- 
tion, following a dumb act, it was up 
to the English girl to start the whole 
show moving. Miss Lloyd is not a 
noisy tiyn, and everything gotten in 
that position she had to work for. In 
taking four bows at the finish Miss 
Lloyd accomplished as much as any 
other single in vaudeville could have 
done under similar circumstances. It 
would seem if proper show value were 
to be obtained from the Lloyd act and 
name, a more prominent program posi- 
tion should be given. 

Will J. Ward, assisted by five girls, 
did almost as well as Ward would 
have done alone. The way the act is 
framed brings Ward out as the only 
redeeming feature, excepting perhaps 
the one piano solo by a girl, very well 
rendered. There is a young woman 
who does a song with the five pianos 
going full blast behind her, but five 
will never make a pleasing singer out 
of her. Ward singing Irish songs at 
the finish pulled down a hit for himself 
and the girls all took bows with him. 

Coakley, Hanvey and Dunleavy, in 
their minstrel bit, are always sure of 
followers. These boys are true to the 
minstrel type at all times and they 
provide an interesting 12 minutes. 

Sprague and McNeece opened the 
show. It was closed by Rose Valerio's 
sextet of wire walkers. Ryan and Lee 
were also on the bill. 


The technique of laying out a vaude- 
ville bill was given a severe set back 
at the Colonial this week when Marie 
Nordstrom and Henry E. Dixey (hus- 
band and wife) appear on the same 
program, although in various sections, 
each with an act built very much like 
that of the other. Miss Nordstrom's 
vehicle is by her sister and it runs 
along in a jingling sort of a manner 
that seemed to immensely please the 
audience. She appeared just one re- 
moved from closing the intermission. 
Mr. Dixey opened the second part, and 
although his material has much of the 
same general outline as that of his 
wife, there appeared to be no connec- 
tion as far as the audience was con- 
cerned. Mr. Dixey ran through his act 
in the usual manner and at the close 
was forced to oblige with the custom- 
ary encores. 

Gus Edwards and his "Song Revue" 
were also on the bill, having been 
given the headline spot, but the act 
was severely handicapped through Mr. 
Edwards being unable to sing and the 
numbers allotted to him were handled 
by other members. If it had not been 
that "Little Georgie" and "Cutie Cud- 
dles" were with the turn it would have 
been badly off under the circumstances. 

Eight acts were programed. Ray 
Raymond and Florence Bain were 
billed to open the show. Their refusal 
caused a switching about and The 
Glorias (New Acts) were moved up 
to the opening, John and Mae Burke 
filling in the vacancy, appearing sec- 
ond. The team's comedy gave the 
show a rousing start and the Seven 
Bracks who followed them ran through 
seven minutes of one of the best of 
acrobatic-risly routines, winning hearty 
applause. Miss Nordstrom (New 
Acts) preceded Paul Armstrong's act, 
"To Save One Girl," in which the au- 
thor is starring his wife, Catherine 
Calvert. "To Save One Girl" is far 
from the best work Mr. Armstrong has 
done. It is too talky. If five minutes 
were cut it would be to its advantage. 
Thirty-two minutes of talk is quite too 
much for the ordinary vaudeville au- 
dience in New York, especially as the 
"crooked politician" theme Is one that 
has been worn almost threadbare in 
this town. It may be all very well for 
Bangors and Peonas, but not for the 

Main Stem. Incidentally there aie 
spots in the cast that could be im- 
proved, and it is through poor playing 
the finish is let down. 

Clark and Verdi followed Dixey, who 
opened the intermission. The Italian 
comedians were easily the hit of the 
show in applause and laughter. 

The Edwards act closed. 


The Orpheum is celebrating its 15th 
anniversary this week and the manage- 
ment put on a show of 15 acts. From 
the attendance Monday night the 
house is going to have a money-mak- 
ing week, for the big bargain show has 
always had a drawing power in this 
borough. The three Brooklyn big time 
houses are going to have it out this 
week to see which is going to have the 
record attendance. The Bushwick has 
Eva Tanguay, who opened with a 
smashing attendance Monday and had 
a large advance sale. The Orpheum is 
trying to push it hard, with the Pros- 
pect depending more upon the people 
in the neighborhood. 

The Orpheum bill did not get going 
until the second half. Then it never 
stopped. The show opened at 7.50 
with Crossman and Stewart. It was 
not to be expected this couple could 
get anywhere with dancing. The house 
was but a quarter filled. The flicker- 
ing spotlight used for the last dance 
is most annoying to the eyes and un- 
less it is to cover up some of the 
man's missteps why use it? At eight 
o'clock Irene and Bobbie Smith (New 
Acts) came along and found the go- 
ing likewise very difficult. 

The first laughs went to Joe Cook, 
and these were given but half-heart- 
edly. The special drop brought real 
hearty outbursts. Wee Georgie Wood 
followed and pleased in a quiet way. 
The boy has cut down his wiggling in 
the Salome bit and now just enough is 
given in the turn. Wee Georgie is not 
so terribly much shorter than his nurse 
and so the real timiness of the tot is 
not realized. 

Hoey and Lee, No. 5, did not get 
along very well. The first half closed 
with Conroy and Models. 

The second half opened with Paul 
Conchas and Julius Newman. The lat- 
ter deserves mention, as it was he who 
got the bill going and started the 
laughs. The work of Conchas with the 
cannon balls made a good impression, 
but it was his assistant who woke 'em 
up. Bert Errol, next, was greeted 
most heartily. 

More laughs could not be crammed 
into one act than were accorded Fred 
J. Ardath and Co. in "Hiram." Brook- 
lyn likes rube stuff and slapstick 
comedy. That is why they received 
this sketch so enthusiastically. Robins 
with his strange voice was No. 10. 
This little man did not take up much 
time, but added more weight to the 
second half in excelling the early 
workers as laugh provokers. Burr 
and Hope with their distinctly original 
idea of a two-act pleased mightily. 
Trixie Friganza, No. 12, came along 
around eleven. Though rather late for 
a headliner the returns were good. 
The entertainment closed wtth Lady 
Alice's Pets, a novelty turn that held 
them in exceptionally well. 




The new show policy at the Broad- 
way Monday night brought such an 
increase in business that it now looks 
as though that house had finally 
jumped to the profit side of the ledger. 
There were plenty of pictures in addi- 
tion to the vaudeville and the two 
combined to give good entertainment 
for admission charged. The top price 
on the lower floor is now 35 cents. 

The pictures were unusually good, 
an independent service being used. 
In addition to comedy and dramatic 
photoplay there was. the Broadway 
Theatre's Review which had some ex- 
cellent views of the recent subway ac- 
cident. Following the overture came 
a two-reeler, "The Pawns of Fate" 
that had an interior finale capitally 
staged. Helen and Howard (New 
Acts) appeared after the subway pic- 
ture. Lucy Tonge pleased with her 
vocal selections. Miss Tonge still has 
the deep voice but her program is just 
the same. 

Milton and Dolly Nobles offered an 
amusing skit that ran 22 minutes. The 
dialog contains some smart repartee 
and there are several bits that cause 
big laughter. The sketch is too long, 
but for all that they didn't appear to 
mind at the Broadway. 

The L-KO picture, "Thou Shalt Not 
Flirt," bordered close on the Keystone 
idea as to character makeups and style 
of roughhouse comedy, but got some 
big laughs toward the finish. This pic- 
ture has Victor Heermann, a former 
Broadway boy, doing an usher bit in 
the picture play and he did well, con- 
sidering the work required. Vic looks 
well from his long stay on the coast, 
where he did not go to do any picture 
acting. Just why the Broadway elect- 
ed to use a Keystone comedy right 
after the L-KO isn't known, but just 
the samey it went its predecessor one 
better on laugh-getting. That boy do- 
ing the Charles Chapin role in ."Giddy, 
Gay and Ticklish" takes harder falls 
than C. C. and appears to be more 
acrobatically inclined. 

After Wood and Lawson, who did 
well, came the Metropolitan Trio, 
which helped its average by not over- 
staying. Pesce and Termini (New 
Acts) were the hit of the show. They 
were followed by Edna Luby and Co. 
in the picture novelty, "The Crucial 
Test." For some reason Miss Luby 
and supporting players appear to be 
growing careless and indifferent, as 
there was no pep or ginger apparent 
Monday night. 


This week is Big Anniversary Week 
at the Fifth Avenue. Whether there 
is a distinction between a "big" or a 
"little" anniversary is a question, but 
the big will apply to the box-office 
statement in comparison with other 
weeks. Tuesday night, while one of 
the worst wind and rain storms of the 
winter was in progress the Fifth Ave- 
nue's auditorium held almost a capacity 
audience on the lower floor with the 
balcony and the gallery fairly well 
filled. Seven acts and pictures made 
the program. Three pictures were run 
at the opening of the show. From 8.30 
until almost eleven the vaudeville ran 

with the single interruption of a split- 
reel Keystone in lieu of intermission. 

The show itself was almost a big 
time entertainment and the manner in 
which .the bill played left nothing to 
be desired. About half way, stock 
methods were introduced by the mak- 
ing of a speech from one of the boxes. 
Manager Harry Swift prevailed upon 
an ex-chairman of the Board of Al- 
dermen to address the audience and to 
enlighten them as to Mr. Proctor's 
future policy in the conduct of the the- 
atre. The ex-City Father gave an in- 
teresting talk, but his facts and figures 
as regards vaudeville salaries, while 
seeming to impress the lay members or 
the audience, were very wild. 

There was a division of the head- 
line honors of the show between Jef- 
ferson De Angelis, George Leon Moore 
and Frank Belcher (New Acts) who 
have a three-act, .and Capt. Louis 
Sorcho's Deep Sea Divers. The three- 
act ran for 30 minutes, much too long, 
although the turn received frequent ap- 
plause. The diving act closed the bill 
and did exceedingly well in that spot. 

Opening the show Wilton Brothers 
and Dunham in an aerial turn with 
some comedy bar work, were rather 
satisfactory. The act serves to open 
a high-class pop show in a speedy man- 
ner. The Arion Four held down the 
second spot. The four men appeared 
somewhat ill at ease in their evening 
clothes and there is nothing about the 
act that will recommend it for the big 

Jesse Lasky's "Summerland Girls" 
followed. Three principals and a cho- 
rus of six girls in the act, evidently 
intended solely for the small time. The 
principals are only fair, and if it were 
not for the chorus the turn would not 
hold up. The scene is the interior of 
a candy shop on the Atlantic City 
boardwalk. The soda clerk is trying 
to ensnare an heiress and is assisted 
by the usual English Johnnie of a 
Lasky act. There are several numbers 
which might get over more effectively 
with other principals. 

Barto and Clark who followed the 
'"big" act were slow in getting started, 
as they are a singing and dancing turn. 
But once under way they received gen- 
erous applause. Larry Caballos and 
Mona Desmond were down next to 
closing and one of the hits of the bill. 


This might be termed "Mongolian 
Week" at "The Corner." Besides hav- 
ing a "Jap" wrestler and a Chinese 
troupe on the bill, the program is 
carrying two ads from Chinese res- 
taurants. It was a long bill, too long 
in fact for many present Monday night, 
for more than the usual number made 
a getaway before the program ended. 
There was the usual shifting. Mc- 
Watters and Tyson appeared at the 
matinee, but were out at night through 
Miss Tyson's accident. The Three 
Keatons filled in the gap. Claudius 
and Scarlet, programed, did not show. 

At 8.8 George May and his Braves 
scraped and blew the overture, fol- 
lowed by the usual Keystone; 8.24 saw 
Mendel and Nagle trying to amuse the 
incoming audience and they succeeded 
in a measure due mostly to the big 

accordion playing of one of the boys. 
The Three Keatons were No. 2 and 
Joe made many merry comments